Born in Cartagena, Spain on Nov. 25, 1951, Perez Reverte began dedicating himself to literature exclusively after working for more than two decades – from 1973 to 1994 – as a journalist.

Perez Reverte’s published works include El maestro de esgrima, La tabla de Flandes, El club Dumas, La piel del tambor, Patente de corso, La Reina del sur and El pintor de batallas. He has received numerous literary awards and his books have been translated into 34 languages.

The author, who became a member of the Royal Spanish Academy on June 12, 2003, delivered a speech titled El habla de un bravo del siglo XVII upon his induction.


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