Herkunft: Spain

Paco Roca

Paco Roca, or Francisco José Martínez Roca in full, was born in 1969 in Valencia, Spain. He has been an avid consumer of comic books since childhood, beginning with such classics as the »Asterix« and »The Adventures of Tintin.« His stylistic influences include artists such as Richard Corben, Carlos Giménez

Oriol Canosa

Oriol Canosa was born in Tarragona, Catalonia in 1975. He is a bookseller and children’s book author, which are, according to his own statement »two very lucrative occupations that have enabled him to amass a small fortune that makes him one of the ten richest people on his landing.« His

Muhsin Al-Ramli

Muhsin Al-Ramli, also known as Muhisin Mutlak Rodhan, was born in 1967 in northern Iraq. In 1988, he began working as a journalist and newspaper editor in Iraq and Jordan and wrote columns and reportages for various magazines in the Arabic-speaking world. He has lived in Madrid since 1995. He

Miquel de Palol

Miquel de Palol was born in Barcelona in 1953 and studied architecture. He made his literary début with poems. His first novel, »El jardí dels set crepuscles« (1989; t: The garden of the seven twilights), was distinguished with five Catalan and Spanish literary prizes and has been printed twice in

Mathias Énard

Mathias Énard was born in Niort, France, in 1972. He worked towards a university degree in contemporary art before beginning, in 1992, to study Arabic and Persian in Tehran, Egypt, Venice and Damascus. He subsequently taught French in a village in Syria for two years. Until 2010 he taught Arabic

Mario Vargas Llosa

Mario Vargas Llosa was born in 1936 in Arequipa, Peru, and grew up in Bolivia, northern Peru and Lima. There he studied literature and law and received his doctorate in Madrid. Together with García Márquez, Cortázar, and Fuentes, he belongs to the quartet of the boom in Latin American literature.

Mariana Chiesa Mateos

Mariana Chiesa Mateos was born in La Plata in 1967, where she studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Plata and graduated in 1992. She worked as an illustrator for the Argentinian newspaper »Clarin« and other periodicals from 1993 before moving to Barcelona in 1997. Her

Marcos Giralt Torrente

Marcos Giralt Torrente was born in Madrid in 1968. He studied philosophy and today works as literary critic for the renown daily newspaper “El País”. He began writing with stories which appeared, amongst others, collected in the volume “Entiéndame” (1995). In 1999, his first novel “París” came out, which was

Manuel Rivas

Manuel Rivas was born in the Galician port of La Coruña in 1957.  After completing his A-levels he went to Madrid to continue his education in information studies.  He wrote literary and journalistic pieces for various newspapers from a young age, and  he has kept up this double occupation of working

Manuel Vilas

The Spanish writer Manuel Vilas (Vidal) was born in Barbastro in 1962. His literary texts are rich in irony and parodies, and Vilas takes up various popular myths and reflects on the capitalist economic order. He made his début as a poet in 1982. A volume of collected poems was

Maite Carranza

Maite Carranza, born in Barcelona in 1958, studied Anthropology and subsequently taught languages and Literature. In 1986 she published her first children’s book, »Ostres, tu, quin cacao!« (t: Goodness me, what a mess!), which was awarded the Premi de la Crítica Serra d’Or. Since the early 1990s Carranza has concentrated

Luis García Montero

Luis García Montero was born in Granada in 1958 and belongs amongst the most successful contemporary Spanish poets. He completed his studies in Spanish literature at Granada University in 1981 and five years later he presented his doctoral thesis on the Spanish modernist Rafael Alberti.  Today he has the Chair for