Enrique Arturo Laguerre Veléz born May 3, 1906 in the town of Moca, Puerto Rico, is a well-known Puerto Rican writer, poet, teacher and critic. His works include novels, plays and a writing newspaper columns for El Vocero newspaper.
Laguerre studied at various universities, obtaining degrees in arts from the Universidad de Puerto Rico and at age 43 Columbia University.
In 1924 he attended courses on teaching in rural areas in the town of Aguadilla. The courses where taught by Carmen Gómez Tejera. After which, he becomes a teacher from 1924 to 1988, both at the elementary school and university levels.
Laguerre has been known to use the pen-names of Tristan Ronda, Luis Urayoan, Motial and Alberto Prado among others. Married for many years to the well-respected writer, Luz V. Romero Garcia, he also worked in many Puerto Rican publications before joining the El Vocero newspaper staff.
In 1998, his peers as well as former Governors of Puerto Rico- Rafael Hernandez Colon and Luis A. Ferre, advocated for Laguerre to be considered for the Nobel prize for Literature. Despite their efforts, Laguerre was not awarded with the prestigeous award.
List of books by Enrique Laguerre
La Llamarada (1935)
Solar Montoya (1941)
El 30 de Febrero (1943)
La Resaca (1949)
La Resentida (1949)
Los Dedos de la Mano (1951)
Antologia de Cuentos Puertorriquenos (1954)
La Ceiba en el Tiesto (1956)
Pulso de Puerto Rico (1956)
El Laberinto (1959)
Enrique Laguerre Habla Sobre Nuestras Bibliotecas (1959)
Cauce sin Rio: Diario de mi Generacion (1962)
Obras Completas (1962)
La Responsabilidad de un Profesor Universitario (1963)
El Jibaro de Puerto Rico: Simbolo y Figura (1968)
La Poesia Modernista en Puerto Rico (1969)
El Fuego y su Aire (1970)
Los Amos Benevolos (1976)
Polos de la Cultura Iberoamericana (1977)
Infiernos Privados (1986)
Por Boca de Cracoles (1990)
Los Gemelos (1992)
Proa Libre Sobre Mar Gruesa (1995)
Contrapunto de Soledades (1999)