Luis María Anson Oliart (Madrid, February 8th, 1935) is a Spanish politician, journalist and writer. Member of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) since 1998. Ansón was chairman at the XXIX Bembibre’s Botillo Festival held on February 17th, 2001.
He chaired the EFE press agency and later he directed the newspaper ABC until 1997. He founded the newspaper La Razón in 1998.
Luis María Ansón (initially with an accent on the “o”, until the journalist changed it for his British origin), joined RAE as an academic, godfathered by Fernando Lázaro Carreter.
Regarding recognitions, in 1974 he obtained the Víctor de la Serna Award from the Madrid Press Association. Seventeen years later he won the Communication and Humanities Prince of Asturias Award.