Celebrities - Writers, Poets and Philosophers

Andalucia has been home to world-famous writers, poets and philosophers during the course of history, including the poet, playwright and theatre director Federico Garcia Lorca. Listed below are a number of famous writers and poets who have roots in Andalucia. 

Averroes

The philosopher of Cordoba. More >

Ernest Hemmingway

Novelist, essayist, and correspondent, 1899 - 1961. More >

Federico Garcia Lorca

Poet and writer, 1898 - 1936. More >

Gerald Brenan

Author and hispanophile, 1894- 1987. More >

Ian Gibson

Expert on Lorca and Dali. More >

Ibn Zaydun

11th century Cordoban poet. More >

Javier Sierra

An exclusive interview with Javier Sierra, Spain´s rival to Dan Brown. More >

José María Blanco Crespo

Writer, philosopher, and well known theologian 1775 – 1881.

José María Pemán

Poet 1897 – 1981.

Juan Valera

Writer 1824 - 1905. More >

Laurie Lee

Poet and novelist, 1914-1997. More >

Lucio Anneo Séneca

Philosopher, writer, politician, 4 - 65AD. More >

Luís de Góngora y Argote

Poet, playwright and priest 1561 – 1627.

Maria Zambrano

Philosopher 1904 - 1991. More >

Rafael Alberti

Painter and author, 1902 - 2000. More >

Salvador Compán

An interview with Salvador Compán, finalist for the Planeta Prize. More >

Victoria Hislop

Author of The Return, an historical novel set in Granada during Spain's Civil War. More >

Washington Irving

Author, 1783 -1859 best known for his book 'Tales of the Alhambra' published 1832. More >

Pedro Antonio de Alarcón

Author, 1833 -1891. More >

Hans Christian Andersen

Author, 1805 -1875. More >

Ángel Ganivet

Ángel Ganivet writer, academic, diplomat 1805 - 1875. More >

George Borrow

Writer 1803-1881 More >

Walter Starkie

Author c1900-1976 More >

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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