ALAMO, Antonio

An Argentine writer born in Cordoba in 1964.

His work Breve historia de la inmortalidad won the 1996 Lengua de Trapo Narrative Prize and gained him recognition as a novelist Álamo’s works have been included in the short story collections Páginas Amarillas and Daños colaterales.


A Spanish writer and journalist who was born in Zamora in 1852.

Alas and Benito Pérez Galdós are considered by many to be the two greatest Spanish novelists of the 19up>th century.


A poet and playwright, Alberti was born in 1902 in the Spanish port city of El Puerto de Santa Maria, near Cadiz.

During the 1936-1939 civil war he became a political activist and headed several Communist-oriented magazines.


A Spanish poet born in Seville in 1898, Aleixandre spent his early childhood in Malaga before moving with his family to Madrid in 1909.


A novelist and journalist who has sold more than 35 million copies of her books and is considered Latin America’s most popular female writer, Allende was born on Aug. 2, 1942 in Lima during the time her father was Chile’s ambassador to Peru.

ALONSO, Dámaso

A Spanish poet and historian born in Madrid in 1898, Alonso served as director of the Royal Spanish Academy from 1968 to 1982 and was awarded the Cervantes Prize in 1978.

AMADO, Jorge

Amado is probably Brazil’s best-known author worldwide and the one who has had the most works translated into other languages.

Born in 1912 in the eastern city of Itabuna, in Bahía state, his first novel, El País del Carnaval, was published when he was just 18.


Amaya Amador was an author and journalist who was born April 29, 1916 in Honduras.

His published works include Prisión Verde, Operación Gorila, Cipotes, Bajo el signo de la paz, Jacinta Peralta Biografía de un machete, while another 20 books he wrote remain unpublished.

ANDAHAZI, Federico

Andahazi is a prizewinning Argentine writer who was born in Buenos Aires in 1963.

His works Las piadosas and Por encargo won awards at the Saint Thomas of Aquinas Institute’s national short-story contest.

ARRIAGA, Guillermo

Guillermo Arriaga, who was born in 1958 in Mexico City, is a renowned scriptwriter and producer who won the prize for best screenplay at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival for “The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada.”

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