When thinking about Spanish writers almost every Spanish foreign speaker think about Cervantes. Though this could seem not politically correct, I have to say that there are some current writers that are much more interesting to read. Here you are a personal top 3 list of authors that are from Spain and write things that engage with the public:
Arturo Pérez Reverte
He has written the Capitan Alatriste series. He is one of the most famous Spanis writers right now because his books usually become best-sellers and because of his polemic opinion articles in magazines and newspapers.
Former war-journalist, this man plays a rol when appears in public, looking as someone little rude, patriotic and highbrow. I don’t like people that are not natural, but that is his way to sell more and it works well.
Three novels by Arturo Pérez Reverte: 1. El capitán Alatriste; 2. La carta esférica; 3. El Asedio.
Alberto Vázquez Figueroa
His novels are like movies. Highly entertaining, this man from Tenerife is one of my favourites. With more than 60 books, I enjoyed a lot the one titled Alí en el país de las maravillas.
This man has a great personality and fights against the fact that reading is an expensive hobby in Spain. Actually, he released one of his novels for free on the Internet.
Three novels by Alberto Vázquez Figueroa: 1 Coltan; 2 Manaos; 3 Tuareg.
She is not the kind of author someone expects in a top 3, but my goal here is to give you something entertaining and the books by Elvira Lindo are great.
Manolito Gafotas is a book serie about a Spanish children in which you will learn a lot about Spanish life and laugh about it.
Maybe she is not as pretentious as a respected author should be, but this is another reason to read her books.
Do you have any favouriteSpanish author?