writers Famous Authors from Spain

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List of the most popular authors from Spain, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries authors have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of storytelling. Whether they're known for fiction, non-fiction, poetry or even technical writing, the famous Spanish authors on this list have kept that tradition alive by writing renowned works that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Spanish writers, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

Authors here include everything from José María Gabriel y Galán to Juan Eduardo Cirlot.

This list answers the questions, "Which famous authors are from Spain?" and "Who are the best Spanish authors?"

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Federico García Lorca is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Spain
Federico García Lorca Doña Rosita the Spinster, The House of Bernarda Alba, Blood Wedding

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Miguel de Cervantes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Spain
Miguel de Cervantes Don Quixote, The Siege of Numantia, Viaje al Parnaso

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Pedro Calderón de la Barca is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from Spain
Pedro Calderón de la Barca El médico de su honra, No siempre lo peor es cierto, El escondido y la tapada

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Benito Pérez Galdós is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Spain
Benito Pérez Galdós Doña Perfecta, La de Bringas, La incognita

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Pablo Picasso is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Authors from Spain
Pablo Picasso The primacy of design, Matisse, Picasso

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Ramón del Valle-Inclán is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Authors from Spain
Ramón del Valle-Inclán Los cruzados de la causa, Martes de Carnaval, The Lamp of Marvels

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Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Authors from Spain
Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer Rimas, Legends, Tales And Poems

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Francisco Umbral is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Authors from Spain
Francisco Umbral Umbral: El socialfelipismo, La forja de un ladrón, Los Males Sagrados

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Miguel Delibes is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Authors from Spain
Miguel Delibes La mortaja, Los Ninos / The Children, El hereje

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Antonio Machado is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Authors from Spain
Antonio Machado Poesías, Selected poems of Antonio Machado, Obras: poesía y prosa

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Juan Eduardo Cirlot is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Authors from Spain
Juan Eduardo Cirlot El Libro de Cartago, La pintura de Montserrat Gudiol, The genesis of Gaudian architecture

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Robert Cunninghame-Graham is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Authors from Spain
Robert Cunninghame-Graham Los caballos de la conquista, José Antonio Páez, The district of Menteith

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Vicente Blasco Ibáñez is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Authors from Spain
Vicente Blasco Ibáñez Blood and sand, La Barraca, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

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Francisco de Quevedo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Authors from Spain
Francisco de Quevedo El Buscón, Sonetos de, Lágrimas de Hieremías castellanas

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Javier Marías is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Authors from Spain
Javier Marías Tomorrow in the Battle Think on Me, Your Face Tomorrow Volume 1: Fever and Spear, A Heart So White

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Antonio Gala is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Authors from Spain
Antonio Gala LA Pasion Turca, La Soledad Sonora, Las manzanas del viernes

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Jorge Semprún is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Authors from Spain
Jorge Semprún Le mort qu'il faut, Schweigen ist unmöglich, Le Grand Voyage

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Juan Ramón Jiménez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Authors from Spain
Juan Ramón Jiménez The Complete Perfectionist, Estio, Platero and I

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Arturo Pérez-Reverte is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Authors from Spain
Arturo Pérez-Reverte The Fencing Master, The Club Dumas, State Budget Actions

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Miguel de Unamuno is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Authors from Spain
Miguel de Unamuno Abel Sánchez, Tragic Sense of Life, Almas De Jovenes

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Joan Miró is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Authors from Spain
Joan Miró Miró, Miro, 1940-1955

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Pío Baroja is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Authors from Spain
Pío Baroja Las Inquietudes De Shanti Andia, Zalacain el Aventurero, Caesar or Nothing

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Andrés Manjón is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Authors from Spain

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Lope de Vega is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Authors from Spain
Lope de Vega Viuda, Casada Y Doncella, La Bella Malmaridada

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George Santayana is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Authors from Spain
George Santayana The Last Puritan, The Letters of George Santayana, Book Eight: 1948-1952

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Luis Cernuda is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Authors from Spain
Luis Cernuda Las nubes, Written in Water, Les Nuages

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Agustin Gomez-Arcos is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Authors from Spain
Agustin Gomez-Arcos L' aveuglon, L'Enfant pain, Ana No

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Juan Marsé is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Authors from Spain
Juan Marsé Rabos de lagartija / Lizard Tails, Boulevard du Guinardó, Des lézards dans le ravin

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Elvira Lindo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Authors from Spain
Elvira Lindo ¡Como Molo!, Pobre Manolito, El Mundo Es Un Pa~nuelo

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Camilo José Cela is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Authors from Spain
Camilo José Cela The Hive, The Family of Pascual Duarte, El Gallego y Su Cuadrilla

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Manuel Vázquez Montalbán is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Authors from Spain
Manuel Vázquez Montalbán Los Pajaros De Bangkok, Autobiografía del general Franco, Murder in the Central Committee

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Jacinto Benavente is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Authors from Spain
Jacinto Benavente Pepa Doncel, Los intereses creados, Titania

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Almudena Grandes is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Authors from Spain
Almudena Grandes Im Labyrinth der Lust. Erotische Phantasien, Las Edades de Lulu, Les vies de Loulou

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Ray Loriga is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Authors from Spain
Ray Loriga Vom Himmel gefallen, Tokyo Doesn't Love Us Anymore, Caídos del cielo

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Luis de Góngora is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Authors from Spain
Luis de Góngora Versos de Góngora, The solitudes of Luis de Góngora y Argote, Las firmezas de Isabela

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Plácido Domingo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Authors from Spain
Plácido Domingo My first forty years, My operatic roles, Placido

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Quim Monzó is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Authors from Spain
Quim Monzó Ochenta y Seis Cuentos, Vuitanta-sis contes, Tres Nadals

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Juan Goytisolo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Authors from Spain
Juan Goytisolo Landscapes of war, Landscapes after the battle, Count Julian

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Eduardo Mendicutti is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Authors from Spain
Eduardo Mendicutti El beso del cosaco, El palomo cojo, La Susi en el vestuario blanco

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Teresa of Ávila is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Authors from Spain
Teresa of Ávila Mother Teresa: In My Own Words, Verweilen vor Gott, On the Lord's Prayer

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Luis Buñuel is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Authors from Spain
Luis Buñuel Là-bas, Three Screenplays, Tristana

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Jorge Manrique is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Authors from Spain
Jorge Manrique Coplas De Jorge Manrique, Antologia de Poesia Espanola, Recuerdo El Alma Dormida

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Vicente Aleixandre is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Authors from Spain
Vicente Aleixandre Destruction or Love, Shadow of Paradise, Vast Dominion

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Fernando de Rojas is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Authors from Spain
Fernando de Rojas La Celestina

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Ana María Matute is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Authors from Spain
Ana María Matute Los hijos muertos, La trampa, Algunos muchachos

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Rosalía de Castro is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Authors from Spain
Rosalía de Castro Beside the river Sar, Poems

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Dulce Chacón is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Authors from Spain
Dulce Chacón The sleeping voice

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Matilde Asensi is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Authors from Spain
Matilde Asensi Todo Bajo el Cielo, The Last Cato, El Ultimo Caton

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Dámaso Alonso is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Authors from Spain
Dámaso Alonso Antologia poetica, 1950-1969, Hijos de la ira

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Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Authors from Spain