Soledad Álvarez (b. Santo Domingo, 1950) is a poet, essayist, and studied Latin American Literature at the University of Havana. In 1980 she won the Siboney Essay Prize with the book La magna patria de Pedro Henríquez Ureña. Soledad has won the National Poetry Prize on two occasions: in 2006, with Las estaciones íntimas and in 2016 with Autobiografía en el agua. In 2015 she was awarded the Caonabo Prize. As an essayist she has published Complicidades. Ensayos y comentarios sobre literatura dominicana (1998), De primera intención. Essays and commentaries on literature (2009) and Dominican Republic. Paisaje. Cultura (2013). In collaboration, El siglo XX dominicano. Economía, política, pensamiento y literatura (Codetel, 1999) and Cultura y sociedad en la República Dominicana (El Siglo, 2000). As a poet, in addition to the aforementioned books, she published Vuelo posible in 1994. As an anthologist she has published the books La ciudad en nosotros (2008) and Santo Domingo. Visiones de la ciudad (2010). She was director of the magazine País Cultural. Her poems have been translated into English, French, Italian and German.