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Antonio Muñoz Molina

  • Antonio Muñoz Molina © Kike Para / EL MUNDO

    Antonio Muñoz Molina © Kike Para / EL MUNDO






Date of birth

Jan 10, 1956

" Writer. Prestigious article writer and one of the foremost authors of the new Spanish narrative."

He was born in Úbeda (Jaén) in 1956. He studied geography and history at the University of Granada, where he specialised in history of art. He lived in Granada for almost 20 years during which time he published his first articles in the press. He later collected these together in his work 'Robinson urbano' and in his first novel 'Beatus Ille' (1986), which received the Ícaro Literature Prize. In January 1992 he moved to Madrid, where in 1994 he married his fellow writer, Elvira Lindo. He has received numerous major prizes for his narrative and journalistic work. He was the director of the Cervantes Institute in New York between 2004 and 2006, and became a member of the Spanish Royal Academy in 1995.


Ícaro Award for Literature
Critics' Award for Narrative
National Narrative Literature Prize for the works 'El jinete polaco' and 'El invierno en Lisboa'
Planeta Prize
Crisol Readers' Book of the Year Prize
Fémina Prize for Best Foreign Novel
Madrid Region Culture Award
Dinamarca Prize
Mariano de Cavia Journalism Prize from Diario ABC
González-Ruano Journalism Prize from Mapfre Cultural Foundation
Quijote Prize for Best Narrative Work
Luis de Góngora y Argote Life Achievement Prize
Príncipe de Asturias Award for Literature (2013)
Elena Poniatowska Spanish-American Prize for the Novel (2015)

Essential works

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    The winter in Lisbon

    Novel written by Antonio Muñoz Molina mixing jazz and intrigue as a tribute to American “black films”.

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    The Polish Rider

    Complex novel by Antonio Muñoz Molina which attempts to recreate the memory of the Andalusian village of Mágina through a series of interconnected stories.

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Other highlighted works

  • Beatus Ille
  • Plenilunio
  • Sefarad (Sepharad)
  • Ventanas de Manhattan
  • La noche de los tiempos
  • Como la sombra que va

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