Alberto Vázquez-Figueroa

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Alberto Vázquez-Figueroa
Born Alberto Vázquez-Figueroa
(1936-11-11)11 November 1936
Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Occupation Fiction writer, journalist, inventor
Nationality Spanish
Period 1953–present
Notable work(s) Tuareg (1980)
Notable award(s) Historical Novel Prize Alfonso X El Sabio (2010)

Alberto Vázquez-Figueroa (born 11 November 1936 in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands) is a Spanish novelist.[1] His novels have sold over 25 million copies worldwide.[2]

Biography[edit]

Vázquez-Figueroa and his family fled from the Canary Islands to Africa during the Spanish Civil War. Since his youth, he visited the Sahara and described the culture of the desert region.[3] He attended the studios of the Escuela Oficial de Periodismo de Madrid in a part of 1962 and worked in the Destino specials. He was a war correspondent in La Vanguardia, for TVE (Televisión Española) and for the program A toda plana with de la Cuadra Salcedo and Silva. As a correspondent, he documented revolutionary wars in countries such as Bolivia, the Dominican Republic, and Guatemala.

He later wrote his first novel, Arena y viento (Sand and Wind), and in 1975, he published as many as 14 to 15 novellas such as Ébano. His other works include Tuareg, Ébano, and El perro as well as the sagas Cienfuegos, Bora Bora, Manaos and Piratas. His novel Tuareg was cinematized in 1984 by director Enzo G. Castellari.[4] His novel Iguana was cinematized in 1988 by Monte Hellman. His novel Garoé (the name of a sacred tree in the Canary Islands) won the 2010 Historical Novel Prize Alfonso X El Sabio, valued at €100,000.00[2] He has also published an autobiography called Anaconda.

Literature[edit]

  • Tuareg (1980)
  • Tras las huellas de Alec (1971)
  • Serie Cienfuegos
    • Cienfuegos (1987)
    • Caribes (Caribs)
    • Saud el Leopardo(2009)
    • Azabache
    • Montenegro
    • Brazofuerte
    • Xaraguá
    • Tierra de bisontes (Land of the bisons)
  • Olvidar Machu-Picchu (1983)
  • Manaos
  • Viracocha
  • Anaconda
  • Nuevos dioses
  • El perro
  • El agua prometida
  • La ordalía del veneno
  • Marea negra
  • Fuerteventura
  • Serie Océano (Ocean Series):
  • Serie Piratas (Pirate Series):
    • Piratas (1996)
    • Negreros
    • Leon Bocanegra
  • Tiempo de conquistadores (2000)
  • Un mundo mejor (2002)
  • El señor de las tinieblas
  • El anillo verde
  • Delfines (Dolphins)
  • La ruta de Orellana
  • La iguana
  • Ícaro
  • Bora Bora
  • Ébano
  • ¡Panamá, Panamá!
  • Tierra virgen. La destrucción del Amazonas
  • El inca (The Inca)
  • Los ojos del tuareg (2000):
  • Vendaval
  • Ciudadano Max
  • África llora
  • Marfil
  • Sicario
  • Palmira
  • ¿Quién mató al embajador?
  • Como un perro rabioso
  • Matar a Gadafi (1997)
  • Vivir del viento
  • El rey leproso (2005)
  • Bajo siete mares
  • Por mil millones de dólares (2007)
  • Coltan (2008)

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