José Carlos Carmona Sarmiento is presently a Professor at the University of Seville, Spain. The main characteristic of his work is its multidisciplinarity, which revolves around classical music, literature, the performing arts and philosophy. <BR>
In the literary field he is behind the Masters in Literary Creation of the University of Seville (the first of its kind in Spain); Director of the Literary Creation Workshop of the University of Seville (as of 1998), and the author of several books among which stand out: “Stop to Think—13 Tales”, “Stories for After Love-Making”, “Me on Earth” and “The Lost Art of Conversation”. He has received the I Prize for Novel in the XIII Literary Contest organized by Alfaguara (Punto de Lectura) and the University of Seville, with his novel “Chocolate Taste”, of which 100.000 copies have been sold, and is ranked number four in the best seller lists. Planeta has published his last novel “Sinnamon Taste” (2010), and will publish “The Year of the Hammer” (2011). <BR>
He is also a literary critic in the Canal Sur Radio. <BR>
In the musical field he is a Professor in the Area of Music at the University of Seville and Director of the Hispalense Symphonic Orchestra.