Authors

Authors

BRINES, Francisco

A Spanish poet born in the eastern town of Oliva in 1932, Brines studied both law and the arts.

Brines, whose poems are markedly elegiac in tone, is considered a member of the post-war Generation of the ‘50s along with Claudio Rodríguez and José Ángel Valente.

BRYCE ECHENIQUE, Alfredo

Born Feb. 19, 1939 in Lima, Peru.

Bryce Echenique’s first book, Huerto cerrado, was published in 1965.

BUERO VALLEJO, Antonio

Antonio Considered the most important Spanish playwright of the post-Civil War era, Buero Vallejo was born in the central city of Guadalajara in 1916 and died in Madrid in 2000.

CABALLERO BONALD, Jose Manuel

A Spanish poet, novelist and essayist born Nov. 11, 1928 in the southern city of Jerez de la Frontera. Caballero Bonald studied navigation, economics and philosophy and letters.

CABRERA INFANTE, Guillermo

Born in 1929 in the eastern Cuban town of Gibara, Cabrera Infante, in addition to being a writer, was founder of the Cinemateca de Cuba and a cultural attache in Belgium.

CALDERON DE LA BARCA, Pedro

Born on Jan. 17, 1600 in Madrid, Calderón was one of the greatest playwrights of Spain’s Golden Age. He was born into a family considered part of the lower nobility and his father served as secretary to the treasury.

CAMPAYO, Ramon

Campayo is a Spanish writer and memory trainer who was born in Albacete in 1965.
He possesses perhaps the fastest memory of all time, a talent evidenced by several world records he holds.

CARPENTIER, Alejo

A Cuban novelist, musicologist and music and theater critic, Carpentier was born in Lausanne, Switzerland in 1904 but spent his early childhood in Havana.

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