He is an Argentine businessman and writer who is characterized by being innovative in his ways and pioneer in the introduction of the concepts of ethics, corporate social responsibility, sustainable development and spirituality in the workplace.
He was born in Buenos Aires on February 11, 1958. He studied at the Goethe school in Buenos Aires and San Juan el Precursor in San Isidro. He began writing at a young age, while taking piano lessons. In his adolescence he moved to Spain, where he finished his high school at the Colegio Santa María de los Rosales with honors, then studied Business Administration at the Autonomous University of Madrid and finished it – back in Buenos Aires – at the Argentine Catholic University.
At nineteen, he received the Second Prize for Poetry from the Autonomous University of Madrid. During these years of residence he dedicated numerous poems to Spain, several of which can be found in his first book, “Soñadores, Soñad”, which brings together poems written by him between his fourteen and twenty years of age. Since then his poetry has been subject of numerous awards and publications has been included in anthologies of American poetry.
In 1995 he published “Ancla Fugaz” and in 1996 he was invited to present his collection of poems “España en mí” at the National Library of Madrid, to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the death of Jorge Luis Borges. In October 1999, Proa magazine awarded him a medal in recognition for his work. In 2001 he published his book “Más Allá”, which was later presented at the National Library of Santiago de Chile and, in May 2003, the Secretary of State for Culture of Spain – Don Luis Alberto de Cuenca y Prado – he presented in Madrid.
He presented a collection of “Poemas Elegidos” in Madrid in 2006, edited by Huerga y Fierro, and was the first Hispanic-American author to receive the “Cultura Viva” prize in the poetry category. Likewise, an International Jury of the Hispanic Literary and Cultural Institute of California State University unanimously distinguished him with the “Alba de América” award. That same year he presented his collection of poems “Como la Arena” in Mexico, in Chile, where he was distinguished as an honorary member of the Universidad de los Andes, and in Spain, where he received the Sial International Prize.
In mid-June of that year he was invited as a representative of the Argentine poets to speak at the Library of Alexandria in Egypt, on the twentieth anniversary of the death of Jorge Luis Borges. On October 10, he presented “Como la Arena” at the Thyssen Bornemisza Museum in Madrid.
In August 2008 he published “La tunica sensuale”, which compiles his best poems, both in Spanish and Italian.
He presented his spiritual book “El Regreso del Joven Príncipe” (The Return of the Young Prince) in November 2008, which quickly became a bestseller in Argentina. Both the Honorable Congress of the Nation and the Ministry of Education have highlighted the importance of this book, which continues to be gradually introduced into educational plans for the promotion of human values in the formation of young people. He was awarded the “Alliance Award” and obtained the Belt of Honor from the Argentine Society of Writers (SADE) in the novel genre.
Currently, his work “El Regreso del Joven Príncipe” (The Return of the Young Prince) is translated into more than thirty languages.
In Orihuela, he received the “Miguel Hernández” prize for his poetic career. He has also been honored by the Honorable Chamber of Deputies of the Nation in recognition of his contribution to Argentine culture and literature.
The Legislature of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires named him Outstanding Personality of Culture, declaring his work “The Return of the Young Prince” of cultural interest for the City of Buenos Aires. He received recognition for his career at UNAM (Autonomous University of Mexico). In October 2010 he was distinguished with the title of “Honorary Professor” by the University of La Matanza, Argentina. The International Fund for the Arts of Madrid, Spain, awarded him the Annual Distinction for his literary career on June 1, 2011.
“La Mirada Impar” obtained the Belt of Honor from the Argentine Society of Writers (SADE) in the poetry genre. .
He won the annual grand prize from the Latin American Institute of Hispanic Culture (ILCH).
He has been the author and alma mater of the musical work “Franciscus”, based on the life of Saint Francis of Assisi, awarded with the ACE Award (Show Chroniclers Association) in 2016, with the Santa Clara de Assisi award in 2017 and which was one year at the Broadway theater in Buenos Aires with great public success. He was invited to speak at the Pontifical Catholic University of Salamanca, which later appointed him Guest of Honor.
Prosa Editores published the book “Un poeta para el siglo XXI” (A poet for the 21st century), which includes interviews, reviews, comments and testimonials about his work.
He was honored in Madrid with the “Dámaso Alonso” award, granted by the Hispano-American Academy of Good Letters. He received a distinction for his poetic career from the Miguel Hernández Foundation and the Roa Bastos prize, awarded by the Paraguayan government.
He is President of the Argentine Foundation for Poetry and Honorary President of the American Poetry Association. He has been designated Member of Number of the Royal Institute of Culture of Mexico and Honorary Member of ILCH. Likewise, the SADE has distinguished him with the appointment of Ambassador of Argentine Letters.
He gives talks and debates at universities and schools in Latin America.
He is a scriptwriter and co-writer of series and producer of audiovisual content in Spain and Argentina.
On December 3, 2018, the Senate of the Nation presented him with the “Domingo F. Sarmiento” mention, which constitutes recognition to natural or legal persons of cultural, sports, professional and academic activities, for his entrepreneurial work aimed at improving the quality of life of their peers, institutions and their communities.
In May of the same year, he presented his latest collection of poems in Madrid, “Sonetos del amor entero”, which brings together unpublished sonnets. The event was held at the Teatro Real and was attended by a large number of people from the world of culture.
At the beginning of 2019, it received in Uruguay the certification granted by the World Tourism Organization. The Secretary General, the Georgian Zurab Pololikashvili, introduced him as the technological advisor to the UNWTO. Alejandro Roemmers promotes, from his place in the organization, the application of new technologies in the tourism industry.
In June 2020, together with the El Ateneo publishing house, the novel “Vivir se escribe en presente” (to live is written in present) was published. The book reached first place in the sales ranking and held its position for several months, becoming one of the most read novels during the pandemic in Argentina that year. In May 2021, it was published in France and its publication in Spain and Sweden is forthcoming.
In June 2021 he was awarded in the Social Relevance category of the XIV Edition of the Social Council Awards granted by the Miguel Hernández University of Elche, in Spain.
In September, he was invited to speak at the event “Living and looking at the world as a beautiful poem” organized by the Order of Minor Franciscan Friars (Custody of Santa Clara de Asís de Mozambique), in the Vatican, where he was also recognized by Pope Francis in the field of Culture and Philanthropy. The following month, together with Mexican businesswoman Alba Medina, she led a benefit gala for the Kardias Foundation, which supports children with heart problems. During it, he was named one of the best entrepreneurs of 2021. He was also designated in December 2021, Honorary Member as a Member of the Culture Commission, by the Argentine Yacht Club.
At the end of December 2021, the writer promoted the first edition of FestivalAR, the first videopoem festival in Argentina. This project emerged with the aim of finding rising talents and giving them the space to show off their audiovisual productions.
At the beginning of 2022, the Atchugarry Museum of Contemporary Art (MACA), located in Manantiales, Uruguay, inaugurated the “Alejandro Guillermo Roemmers” room. The space will be dedicated to housing the museum’s Permanent Collection, which includes more than fifty works by Latin American and European artists.
He ventured into the police genre and is about to publish his new novel “Morir lo Necesario” (Die what is necessary)”, which covers topics such as inter-family relationships, corruption and addictions. “Die what is necessary” will be published simultaneously in five Latin American countries: Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Uruguay and Mexico. Following this release, it will also be published in Spain.
“Morir lo necesario” (Die what is necessary)
Genre: Police Novel