Spain has been home to longest literary traditions of the Western Hemisphere. It has been the birthplace of numerous noted and fabled writers for centuries. Interestingly, literature in Spain is broadly divided into two categories – works by Spanish in Spanish and works by Spanish but in English. Though in both types the writers are from Spain, their medium of articulating thoughts and beliefs are different. Had it been some decades ago and people would have been ignorant of the greatness of the first type, but thanks to the translation industry, today, readers are enriched with global literature from international writers and authors. Talking about Spanish writers in general, there have been some of the greatest and supremely talented writers from the region. Names like Miguel de Cervantes, Federico Gracia Lorca, Camilo Jose Cela, Javier Marias, Ana Maria Matute and Carlos Ruiz Zafon do ring a bell in the minds of reading aficionados and book lovers. But that is not all, for the country is home to many more prolific and gifted writers whose magic with the pen results in crafting of some of the most compelling stories and narratives. With this section, explore in details about the life and works of Spanish writers. Their storytelling technique will leave you hungry for more!
Federico García LorcaFederico García Lorca
05 June 1898
Poet
Miguel de CervantesMiguel de Cervantes
29 September 1547
Novelist

George SantayanaGeorge Santayana
16 December 1863
Philosopher, Essayist, Poet, & Novelist

Miguel de UnamunoMiguel de Unamuno
29 September 1864
Writer

Camilo José CelaCamilo José Cela
11 May 1916
Writer

Rafael AlbertiRafael Alberti
16 December 1902
Poet
Elvira LindoElvira Lindo
23 January 1962
Journalist

Teresa of ÁvilaTeresa of Ávila
28 March 1515
Philosopher, Writer, Cleric

Luis BuñuelLuis Buñuel
22 February 1900
Film director, Screenwriter, Actor, Film editor,

Isidore of SevilleIsidore of Seville
0560 AD
Saint
Carlos Ruiz ZafónCarlos Ruiz Zafón
25 September 1964
Novelist

Yann MartelYann Martel
25 June 1963
Writer, Novelist, Screenwriter
José Ortega y GassetJosé Ortega y Gasset
09 May 1883
Philosopher, Educationist, Writer, University

Vincent FerrerVincent Ferrer
23 January 1350
Priest, Writer

Alfonso X of CastileAlfonso X of Castile
23 November 1221
Author
José Antonio Primo de RiveraJosé Antonio Primo de Rivera
24 April 1903
Politician, Poet, Advocate

Lope de VegaLope de Vega
25 November 1562
Playwright, Poet, Writer
MartialMartial
01 March 0040
 

Arturo Pérez-ReverteArturo Pérez-Reverte
1951 AD
Novelist

Ferdinand ColumbusFerdinand Columbus
15 August 1488
explorer, librarian, biographer
Felipe GonzálezFelipe González
05 March 1942
Politician, Lawyer, Writer, Businessperson

Carlos SauraCarlos Saura
04 January 1932
Film director, Screenwriter, Photographer, Writer
Antonio MachadoAntonio Machado
26 July 1875
Poet, Writer, Playwright

Seneca the ElderSeneca the Elder
0054 BC
writer

Gustavo Adolfo BécquerGustavo Adolfo Bécquer
17 February 1836
Poet, Short story writer, Playwright, Writer

Sven HasselSven Hassel
19 April 1917
Writer
Ernesto SabatoErnesto Sabato
24 June 1911
Physicist, Writer
Elena PoniatowskaElena Poniatowska
19 May 1932
Journalist, Writer

Joan Manuel SerratJoan Manuel Serrat
27 December 1943
Singer-songwriter, Composer, Singer, Writer

Pedro PaternoPedro Paterno
17 February 1857
politician, novelist, poet, author, autobiographer

Joaquín SabinaJoaquín Sabina
12 February 1949
Singer-songwriter, Poet, Singer, Writer,
Javier MaríasJavier Marías
20 September 1951
Writer, Translator, Novelist, Professor,

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Sergio AragonésSergio Aragonés
06 September 1937
Writer

Ibn TufailIbn Tufail
1105 AD
Polymath

Juan Ramón JiménezJuan Ramón Jiménez
24 December 1881
poet

Bernardino de SahagúnBernardino de Sahagún
1499 AD
Writer
Francisco de QuevedoFrancisco de Quevedo
14 September 1580
writer, poet

Abraham ibn EzraAbraham ibn Ezra
1089 AD
poet, rabbi, translator, philosopher
Emilia Pardo BazánEmilia Pardo Bazán
16 September 1851
Essayist, Literary critic, Novelist, Journalist,

Benjamin of TudelaBenjamin of Tudela
Historian

Louis BlancLouis Blanc
29 October 1811
Journalist, Politician, Historian, Writer
Benito Pérez GaldósBenito Pérez Galdós
10 May 1843
Spanish novelist

Luis de GóngoraLuis de Góngora
11 July 1561
Poet, cleric
Santiago SeguraSantiago Segura
17 July 1965
Actor, Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter,

Rosalía de CastroRosalía de Castro
24 February 1837
Poet, Writer

Catalina de ErausoCatalina de Erauso
1592 AD
explorer, military personnel, writer

Ana María MatuteAna María Matute
26 July 1925
Novelist, Writer, Children's writer

Luis de LeónLuis de León
1527 AD
linguist, poet, writer, translator
Tirso de MolinaTirso de Molina
24 March 1579
Playwright, Poet, Writer

Fernando ArrabalFernando Arrabal
11 August 1932
Screenwriter, Film director, Actor, Playwright,

Vicente Blasco IbáñezVicente Blasco Ibáñez
29 January 1867
Journalist, politician

Vicente AleixandreVicente Aleixandre
26 April 1898
Spanish poet
Ramón del Valle-InclánRamón del Valle-Inclán
28 October 1866
Dramatist

Pío BarojaPío Baroja
28 December 1872
Writer, Physician, Novelist
Fernando TruebaFernando Trueba
18 January 1955
Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer

Jacinto BenaventeJacinto Benavente
12 August 1866
Dramatist

José de EsproncedaJosé de Espronceda
25 March 1808
Poet, Writer, Journalist
Al-BakriAl-Bakri
1014 AD
geographer, historian, botanist

Albert EspinosaAlbert Espinosa
05 November 1973
Writer, Screenwriter, Engineer, Film director
Mariano José de LarraMariano José de Larra
24 March 1809
Journalist, novelist, playwright, politician

Juan Carlos OnettiJuan Carlos Onetti
01 July 1909
writer, journalist

Guillermo Cabrera InfanteGuillermo Cabrera Infante
22 April 1929
Linguist, Screenwriter, Translator, Essayist,
Mercè RodoredaMercè Rodoreda
10 October 1908
Novelist, Dramatist, Poet

Juan GoytisoloJuan Goytisolo
05 January 1931
Writer, Screenwriter, Poet, Literary editor,
José de AnchietaJosé de Anchieta
19 March 1534
Missionary

Baltasar GracianBaltasar Gracian
08 January 1601
Prose writer

Juan Antonio BayonaJuan Antonio Bayona
09 May 1975
 

Ibn BajjahIbn Bajjah
1095 AD
Author
Marcus Annaeus LucanusMarcus Annaeus Lucanus
0039 AD
Roman poet
Joseba SarrionandiaJoseba Sarrionandia
13 April 1958
Writer

Lucía EtxebarríaLucía Etxebarría
07 December 1966
Writer

Garcilaso de la VegaGarcilaso de la Vega
06 February 1501
poet, soldier

Matilde CamusMatilde Camus
26 September 1919
Spanish poet
Miguel MoraytaMiguel Morayta
15 August 1907
Film director, Screenwriter

Baltasar Gracián y MoralesBaltasar Gracián y Morales
08 January 1601
Spanish prose writer

Màrius TorresMàrius Torres
30 August 1910
Poet, Writer

Pedro Calderon de la BarcaPedro Calderon de la Barca
17 January 1600
 

Tomàs MolinaTomàs Molina
26 September 1963
Meteorologist, Journalist, Writer, Television
Álex de la IglesiaÁlex de la Iglesia
04 December 1965
Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter, Writer

John of ÁvilaJohn of Ávila
06 January 1500
presbyter, writer, cleric, Catholic priest