David Escobar Galindo was born in Santa Ana on October 4, 1943. He is a poet, novelist and fairly prominent Salvadoran jurist. His primary and secondary education was made in the Garcia Flamenco school, later between 1961 and 1968 he studied jurisprudence and social sciences at the University of El Salvador, managing to get the title of Doctor of jurisprudence and social sciences.
He was winner of the Juegos Florales de Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, in the field of poetry in 1980, 1981 and 1983. He is member of the Academia Salvadoreña de la Lengua and director since 2006.
In his career he also highlights participating between 1990 and 1992 in the governmental Commission that negotiated the peace process that ended the civil war in El Salvador.
David Escobar Galindo was appointed as he son of the city of Santa Ana. He is currently a rector of the University José Matías Delgado in San Salvador and also regular columnist for La Prensa Grafica, where he published his poems.