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!
Miguel de CervantesMiguel de Cervantes
29 September 1547
Novelist
Federico García LorcaFederico García Lorca
05 June 1898
Poet

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

Carlos Ruiz ZafónCarlos Ruiz Zafón
25 September 1964
Novelist

Luis BuñuelLuis Buñuel
22 February 1900
Film director, Screenwriter, Actor, Film editor,
Yann MartelYann Martel
25 June 1963
Writer, Novelist, Screenwriter

MartialMartial
01 March 0040
 
Arturo Pérez-ReverteArturo Pérez-Reverte
25 November 1951
Novelist

José Ortega y GassetJosé Ortega y Gasset
09 May 1883
Philosopher, Educationist, Writer, University

Ferdinand ColumbusFerdinand Columbus
15 August 1488
explorer, librarian, biographer

Alfonso X of CastileAlfonso X of Castile
23 November 1221
Author

Felipe GonzálezFelipe González
05 March 1942
Politician, Lawyer, Writer, Businessperson
Carlos SauraCarlos Saura
04 January 1932
Film director, Screenwriter, Photographer, Writer

Lope de VegaLope de Vega
25 November 1562
Playwright, Poet, Writer

Antonio MachadoAntonio Machado
26 July 1875
Poet, Writer, Playwright

Sven HasselSven Hassel
19 April 1917
Writer
Solomon ibn GabirolSolomon ibn Gabirol
1021 AD
Poet

Ibn TufailIbn Tufail
1105 AD
Polymath
Seneca the ElderSeneca the Elder
0054 BC
writer

Joaquín SabinaJoaquín Sabina
12 February 1949
Singer-songwriter, Poet, Singer, Writer,

Gustavo Adolfo BécquerGustavo Adolfo Bécquer
17 February 1836
Poet, Short story writer, Playwright, Writer
Bernardino de SahagúnBernardino de Sahagún
1499 AD
Writer

Sergio AragonésSergio Aragonés
06 September 1937
Writer
Louis BlancLouis Blanc
29 October 1811
Journalist, Politician, Historian, Writer

Santiago SeguraSantiago Segura
17 July 1965
Actor, Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter,

Elena PoniatowskaElena Poniatowska
19 May 1932
Journalist, Writer
Joan Manuel SerratJoan Manuel Serrat
27 December 1943
Singer-songwriter, Composer, Singer, Writer

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Ernesto SabatoErnesto Sabato
24 June 1911
Physicist, Writer
Abraham ibn EzraAbraham ibn Ezra
1089 AD
Philosopher

Benito Pérez GaldósBenito Pérez Galdós
10 May 1843
Spanish novelist

Benjamin of TudelaBenjamin of Tudela
1130 AD
Historian

Francisco de QuevedoFrancisco de Quevedo
14 September 1580
writer, poet
Javier MaríasJavier Marías
20 September 1951
Writer, Translator, Novelist, Professor,
Judah HaleviJudah Halevi
1075 AD
Physician

Juan Ramón JiménezJuan Ramón Jiménez
24 December 1881
poet

ColumellaColumella
31 October 0004
Writer

Catalina de ErausoCatalina de Erauso
1592 AD
explorer, military personnel, writer
Álex de la IglesiaÁlex de la Iglesia
04 December 1965
Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter, Writer

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

Corín TelladoCorín Tellado
25 April 1927
Novelist

Luis de GóngoraLuis de Góngora
11 July 1561
Poet, cleric

Fernando ArrabalFernando Arrabal
11 August 1932
Screenwriter, Film director, Actor, Playwright,
Fernando TruebaFernando Trueba
18 January 1955
Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer

Rosalía de CastroRosalía de Castro
24 February 1837
Poet, Writer
John of ÁvilaJohn of Ávila
06 January 1499
Priest

Miguel HernándezMiguel Hernández
30 October 1910
Poet

Samuel ibn NaghrillahSamuel ibn Naghrillah
0993 AD
Politician
Joseph KaroJoseph Karo
1488 AD
Author

Ibn JubayrIbn Jubayr
01 September 1145
Geographer
Vicente Blasco IbáñezVicente Blasco Ibáñez
29 January 1867
Journalist, politician

Emilia Pardo BazánEmilia Pardo Bazán
16 September 1851
Writer

Salvador de MadariagaSalvador de Madariaga
23 July 1886
Diplomat

Luis de LeónLuis de León
1527 AD
linguist, poet, writer, translator

Tirso de MolinaTirso de Molina
24 March 1579
Playwright, Poet, Writer
Al-BakriAl-Bakri
1014 AD
geographer, historian, botanist

Ramón del Valle-InclánRamón del Valle-Inclán
28 October 1866
Dramatist

Manuel Vázquez MontalbánManuel Vázquez Montalbán
14 July 1939
Writer

Jacinto BenaventeJacinto Benavente
12 August 1866
Dramatist
Pío BarojaPío Baroja
28 December 1872
Writer, Physician, Novelist

Jorge SemprúnJorge Semprún
10 December 1923
Writer
Vicente AleixandreVicente Aleixandre
26 April 1898
Spanish poet

Miguel DelibesMiguel Delibes
17 October 1920
Novelist

Juan Carlos OnettiJuan Carlos Onetti
01 July 1909
writer, journalist
Ana María MatuteAna María Matute
26 July 1925
Novelist, Writer, Children's writer

Luis CernudaLuis Cernuda
21 September 1902
Poet
Joaquín Torres-GarcíaJoaquín Torres-García
28 July 1874
Artist

Mariano José de LarraMariano José de Larra
24 March 1809
Journalist, novelist, playwright, politician

Gaspar Melchor de JovellanosGaspar Melchor de Jovellanos
05 January 1744
Statesman
Don Juan ManuelDon Juan Manuel
05 May 1282
Writer

Guillermo Cabrera InfanteGuillermo Cabrera Infante
22 April 1929
Linguist, Screenwriter, Translator, Essayist,
José ZorrillaJosé Zorrilla
21 February 1817
Poet

José de EsproncedaJosé de Espronceda
25 March 1808
Poet, Writer, Journalist

Juan del EncinaJuan del Encina
12 July 1468
Composer

Juan Ruiz de AlarcónJuan Ruiz de Alarcón
1581 AD
Writer
Juan GoytisoloJuan Goytisolo
05 January 1931
Writer, Screenwriter, Poet, Literary editor,
José EchegarayJosé Echegaray
19 April 1832
Civil Engineer

José CadalsoJosé Cadalso
08 October 1741
Author

José Martínez RuizJosé Martínez Ruiz
08 June 1873
Novelist

José de AnchietaJosé de Anchieta
19 March 1534
Missionary
Mercè RodoredaMercè Rodoreda
10 October 1908
Novelist, Dramatist, Poet

Jorge ManriqueJorge Manrique
1440 AD
Poet

Ramiro de MaeztuRamiro de Maeztu
04 May 1875
Essayist

Ramón Gómez de la SernaRamón Gómez de la Serna
03 July 1888
Writer

Leopoldo AlasLeopoldo Alas
25 April 1852
Novelist
Fernando de RojasFernando de Rojas
1465 AD
Author

José Celestino MutisJosé Celestino Mutis
06 April 1732
Spanish botanist
Juan RuizJuan Ruiz
1283 AD
Poet

Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y MontenegroBenito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro
08 October 1676
Monk
Alonso de ErcillaAlonso de Ercilla
07 August 1533
Poet
Alonso Fernández de AvellanedaAlonso Fernández de Avellaneda
Critic