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The Best Spanish Authors  

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List Rules Top writers, novels, poets, and playwrights from Spain

List of the best Spanish authors, including familiar names of novelists, poets and authors of nonfiction work that have come from Spain or have an involvement in Spanish-language writing. The list includes the author the literary work Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes, along with young adult fiction writer, Carlos Ruiz Zafron and many other Spanish authors.

The list will be votable to determine, "who is the best Spanish author?" as well as having the ability to add to the list of the top 30, if your favorite Spanish author does not already appear on the list.

The best Spanish authors do not have to be the most popular ones, and adding a few obscure names to the list can give those authors more exposure and more recognition for the work they may not be yet known for. 

The list includes the author's name along with some of their best known works.
list ordered by
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Miguel de Cervantes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Spanish Authors
Don Quixote, La Galatea, Novela ejemplares
2
Francisco de Quevedo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Spanish Authors
El Buscon, Dreams and Discourses
3
Lope de Vega is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Spanish Authors
The Dog in the Manger, Fuenteovejuna
4
Benito Pérez Galdós is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Spanish Authors
Fortunata y Jacinta, Dona Perfecta, Marianela
5
Federico García Lorca is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Spanish Authors
Blood Wedding, Yerma, The Butterfly's Evil Spell
6
Pedro Calderón de la Barca is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Spanish Authors
The Two Lovers of Heaven, Love is No Laughing Matter, Calderon Plays
7
Jorge Luís Borges is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Spanish Authors
Angel O Martinez Carazzone added Jorge Luís Borges
8
Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Spanish Authors
Rhymes and Legends
9
Antonio Machado is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Spanish Authors
Campos de Castilla, There is No Road, Landscape of Soria
10
Juan Ramón Jiménez is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Spanish Authors
The Complete Perfectionist, Invisible Reality, Diary of a Newlywed Poet
11
Miguel de Unamuno is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Spanish Authors
Mist, Tragic Sense of Life, Abel Sanchez: The History of a Passion
12
Mario Vargas Llosa is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Spanish Authors
The Time of the Hero, The Feast of the Goat, The Green House
13
Carlos Ruiz Zafon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Spanish Authors
Carlos Ruiz Zafon The Prince of Mist, The Midnight Palacem The Watcher in the Shadows
14
Javier Marías is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Spanish Authors
The Infatuations, A Heart So White, Dark Back of Time
15
Ana María Matute is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Spanish Authors
Celebration in the Northwest, School of the Sun, Fireflies
16
José Ortega y Gasset is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Spanish Authors
The Revolt of the Masses, What is Philosophy?, Meditations on Hunting
17
Camilo José Cela is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Spanish Authors
The Family of Pascual Duarte, The Hive, Boxwood
18
Jacinto Benavente is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Spanish Authors
The Bonds of Interest, His Widow's Husband: A Comedy
19
Pedro Antonio de Alarcón is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Spanish Authors
The Nun and Other Stories, The Three Cornered Hat, First Love and Other
20
Enrique Vila-Matas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Spanish Authors
Enrique Vila-Matas Montano, Bartleby & Co
21
Vicente Aleixandre is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Spanish Authors
Shadow of Paradise, Destruction or Love
22
Antonio Muñoz Molina is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Spanish Authors
Antonio Muñoz Molina A MAnuscript of Ashes, In Her Absence, Sepharad
23
Alberto Vázquez-Figueroa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Spanish Authors
SerafínGonzálezRedondo added Tuareg: The Desert Warrior, Black Arrow, El perro
24
Arturo Pérez-Reverte is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Spanish Authors
The Club Dumas, The Flanders Panel, Seville Communion
25
Manuel Mujica Láinez is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Spanish Authors
Angel O Martinez Carazzone added Manuel Mujica Láinez El laberinto, La casa, Mujica Lainez Obras Completas Tomo V