Herkunft: Spain

Luis Leante

Luis Leante was born in Caravaca de la Cruz, west of the Spanish city Murcia, in 1963. He studied classical philology in Murcia. He published his first book in 1983 and has been a professional writer ever since. As such, he has written works in many different genres, including short

Laura Restrepo

Laura Restrepo was born in Bogotá, Colombia in 1950. She studied Literature, Philosophy, and Political Sciences and worked as a lecturer in Literary Studies. The political journalist and activist has worked with several human rights organizations and has written works of nonfiction on the political themes of her home country,

Karina Sainz Borgo

Karina Sainz Borgo was born in Caracas in 1982. She studied social sciences at the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, emigrated to Spain in 2006, earned her master’s degree in communication and art at the Universidad Complutense in 2007, and studied journalism at the Universidad CEU San Pablo in Madrid until

Julio Llamazares

Julio Llamazares was born in Vegamián, a small village in the region of León.  At the age of twelve he left the mountain area, attended a boarding school in Madrid and then studied law. Today Llamazares works as a writer, journalist and scriptwriter. After two poetry volumes which were published

Juan Gómez Bárcena

The Spanish author, literary critic and lecturer Juan Gómez Bárcena was born in 1984 in Santander. He studied literary theory and comparative literature as well as history at the Complutense University of Madrid. He augmented his training with philosophy studies at the National University of Distance Education (UNED). His first

Juan Pablo Villalobos

Juan Pablo Villalobos was born in the Mexican city of Guadalajara in 1973. He studied Hispanic literature and marketing before moved to Barcelona in 2003 to undertake a doctorate in literary theory. There he pursued writing while also working in an e-commerce company. Villalobos published numerous works – including market

Juan Cruz Ruiz

Juan Cruz Ruiz was born in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, in 1948, studied Publishing and History in La Laguna. In 1976 he was one of the founders of the Spanish daily »El País« and wrote mainly for the arts section. He was correspondent in London, director of Alfaguara Publishers

Juan Gabriel Vásquez

Juan Gabriel Vásquez was born in 1973 in Bogotá, Colombia, where he studied law before pursuing a degree in Latin American literature in Paris (1996–1999). Along with his writing work, Vásquez has also translated texts by Victor Hugo, E. M. Foster and John Dos Passos into Spanish and worked as

José Luis de Juan

José Luis de Juan was born in Palma in 1956. At the age of 17 he wrote an award-winning novella about Hemingway.  Later he studied Law and Information Science in Barcelona and worked as a lawyer, before starting to write again. For his novels he received various Spanish literature awards,