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Arturo Pérez-Reverte

  • Arturo Pérez-Reverte © Carlos Miralles / EL MUNDO

    Arturo Pérez-Reverte © Carlos Miralles / EL MUNDO






Date of birth


" Writer and journalist. He is one of the most highly acclaimed and multi-award-winning figures in current literature and one of the best known on the international literary scene."

Born in Cartagena (Murcia) in 1951, he worked for 21 years as a reporter for radio, newspapers and television, covering armed conflicts (Lebanon, El Salvador and the Persian Gulf, among many others). He has received prestigious awards for his work as a journalist. In 1994 he abandoned his reporting work to devote himself exclusively to writing. His work has been translated into 34 languages and many of his novels have been adapted for the screen. The series The Adventures of Captain Alatriste appeared in 1996, chronicling the adventures of a Spanish captain in the Tercios of Flanders. He was made a member of the Royal Spanish Academy on 12 June 2003.


2001 Mediterranean Award
Ondas Award for his RNE programme The Law of the Street
Medal of the French Marine Academy
Mediterranean Award, foreign section of the Goncourt Academy
González-Ruano Journalism Award (1979)
Goya Award for best adapted screenplay for The Fencing Master
Asturias Award for Journalism for his coverage of the war in the former Yugoslavia
Knight of Arts and Letters in France
Madrid Region Culture Award (2005)
Knight of the National Order of Merit in France (2008)

Essential works

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    Captain Alatriste

    A heroic novel saga by Arturo Pérez-Reverte centring around the figure Captain Alatriste.

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Other highlighted works

  • The Fencing Master
  • The Flanders Panel
  • The Club Dumas
  • Comanche Territory
  • The Nautical Chart
  • The Painter of Battles
  • Good men

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