A novelist and psychiatrist born in Morocco in 1924.
Santos and his family moved to the northern Spanish city of San Sebastian when he was a boy and he spent the bulk of his life there.
His interest in literature led him to the “Café Gijón,” where he met authors such as Ignacio Aldecoa, Rafael Sánchez Ferlosio and Juan Benet. He later joined the so-called “Academia Errante,” a literary circle established in the 1960s by Spanish intellectuals searching for new outlets for expression.
His most important work, Tiempo de silencio, was published in 1962, just two years before his death. A posthumous work titled Apólogos was published in 1970, followed five years later by an unfinished novel,Tiempo de destrucción.