MENDOZA, Eduardo

Eduardo Mendoza, 64, is a native of Barcelona who grew up in a literary home, which he says had a bearing on his decision to become a writer.

MIHURA, Miguel

Mihura, a Spanish writer and journalist who was born in Madrid in 1905, was the son of actor, author and house manager Miguel Mihura Álvarez.

MISTRAL, Gabriela

A Chilean poet who was born in the small north-central town of Vicuña in 1889, Mistral is best known as Latin America’s first Nobel Literature laureate.


Carlos Monsivais is a writer and journalist who was born on May 4, 1938 in Mexico City.


Muñoz Molina is a Spanish writer who was born in the southern town of Úbeda in 1956.


Pablo Neruda, born in Parral, Chile on July 12, 1904, was the pen name of the poet and political activist Ricardo Eliécer Neftalí Reyes.

NEUMAN, Andres

Andrés Neuman was born in Buenos Aires in 1977 but moved to Spain to study Spanish Philology at the University of Granada, where he co-edited the magazine Letra Clara and taught classes in Spanish American literature.

OTERO, Blas de

Spaniard Blas de Otero, one of the leading figures of his country’s trend toward social poetry in the 1950s, was born in Bilbao in 1916 and died in Madrid in 1979.

PADILLA, Ignacio

A Mexican journalist, editor and diplomat born in 1968, he has lived and studied in several foreign countries, including Spain, England and Swaziland.

PALOU, Pedro Angel

Born in Puebla, Mexico in 1966.

Palou is a member of the so-called “Crack Generation".

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