Alejandro Guillermo Roemmers was born in Buenos Aires in 1958 into a family that offered him the chance of an exceptional education. Having started to write as a child, his poetry has been published widely and received numerous awards.
He won the Second poetry competition at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, where he studied. He dedicated numerous poems to Spain at the time, several of which were published in his first book, “Soñadores, soñad” (Dream, dreamers).
In 1996, he presented “España en mí“ (Spain in me) at the National Library of Spain in Madrid, coinciding with the tenth anniversary of the death of Jorge Luis Borges. That same year Huerga y Fierro published his “Poemas elegidos” (Selected Poems).
In 2006, he was invited, in representation of Argentinean poets, to speak at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the New Library of Alexandria in Egypt, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the death of Borges. He received the Spanish PEN Club Prize in 2008, while the following year he was awarded, in Orihuela (Alicante), the Premio Miguel Hernández for his poetry.
He was named the Outstanding Cultural Personality by the Government of the City of Buenos Aires in 2010, the same year that saw him receive recognition from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He has also been honoured by the House of Representatives of the Argentinean Parliament for his contribution to culture and letters.
At present, Alejandro Roemmers is President of the Argentinean Poetry Foundation and Honorary President of the American Poetry Association. He is a Numerary Member of the Mexican Royal Institute of Culture and Honorary Member of the Institute of Hispanic Culture and Literature. In addition to the foregoing, he has been named Argentinean Ambassador of Letters to the Argentinean Writers' Association (SADE).
A.G. Roemmers, successful international entrepreneur and patron of the Arts, tries to help and improve the world in which we live through education and culture, because “there is nothing that changes a person's life more than books”. Moreover, he admits to being a staunch defender of values such as love and brotherhood. A commitment that is eloquently testified to in “The Return of the Young Prince”, a book “written from the heart,” which has been translated with great success into sixteen languages, and which topped the best-seller list in its genre in Argentina, Brazil and Italy.