spain Famous Novelists from Spain

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List of notable or famous novelists from Spain, with bios and photos, including the top novelists born in Spain and even some popular novelists who immigrated to Spain. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Spanish novelists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These novelists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known novelist from Spain is included when available.

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This historic novelists from Spain list can help answer the questions "Who are some Spanish novelists of note?" and "Who are the most famous novelists from Spain?" These prominent novelists of Spain may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Spanish novelists.

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Almudena Grandes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Novelists from Spain
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Almudena Grandes Hernández is a Spanish writer. She studied geography and history at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She is married to the poet Luis García Montero. In 1989 she won the La Sonrisa Vertical prize with her erotic novel Las edades de Lulú, which has been translated into several ...more

Age: 55

Birthplace: Europe, Madrid, Madrid, Southern Europe, Madrid metropolitan area, + more

Profession: Novelist, Writer

Credits: The Ages of Lulu, Rough Winds, 3some

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Ana María Matute is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Novelists from Spain
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Ana María Matute Ausejo was an internationally acclaimed Spanish writer and member of the Real Academia Española. She was the third woman to receive the Cervantes Prize for her literary oeuvre. She is considered to be one of the foremost novelists of the posguerra, the period immediately following ...more

Age: Died at 89 (1925-2014)

Birthplace: Europe, Catalonia, Province of Barcelona, Southern Europe, Spain, + more

Profession: Novelist, Author, Writer

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Antonio Enríquez Gómez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Novelists from Spain
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Antonio Enríquez Gómez, Spanish dramatist, poet and novelist of Portuguese-Jewish origin, was known in the early part of his career as Enríque Enríquez de Paz. Furthermore, certain of his works feature the alternate spelling, Antonio Henrique Gómez Born at Segovia, he entered the army, obtained a ...more

Age: Died at 60 (1601-1661)

Birthplace: Europe, Castile-La Mancha, Southern Europe, Spain, Province of Cuenca, + more

Profession: Novelist, Playwright

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Antonio Gala is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Novelists from Spain
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Antonio Gala Velasco is a Spanish poet, playwright, novelist and writer. ...more

Age: 86

Profession: Poet, Novelist, Screenwriter, Writer

Credits: The Turkish Passion, Beyond the Garden

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