Poet and writer from Villafranca del Bierzo, Ramón Carnicer Blanco, born in 1912. Carnicer was chairman in the XVIII Bembibre’s Botillo Festival. Degree in Romance Philology from the University of Barcelona and, among other accreditations, he earned his doctorate with Outstanding ‘cum laude’ for his thesis on Pablo Piferrer.
He discovered his literary vocation in Villafranca, although it would not be until 1939 when he had the opportunity to pursue his university studies, after the Civil War.
Since 1972 he devoted himself body and soul to writing. Multidisciplinary author with works in different genres such as novels, essays or poetry, without forgetting travel books, books on language, biographies and memoirs. Some of his works had an extraordinary impact such as Donde las Hurdes se llaman Cabrera, from 1964.
A regular writer in La Vanguardia newspaper, he founded and directed Aula magazine in 1949. He also collaborated with other publications such as Laye magazine until its closure in 1953.