Manel Loureiro (born Pontevedra, Spain) is an author. He studied law at Universidad de Santiago de Compostela.
After graduation, he worked in television, both on-screen (appearing on Television de Galicia) and behind-the-scenes as a writer. Apocalypse Z, his first novel, began as a popular blog before its publication, eventually becoming a bestseller in several countries, including Spain, Italy, and Brazil. A film adaptation has also been proposed. Loureiro has written three novels in the Apocalypse Z series, the second being Los días oscuros and the third La ira de los justos. Books two and three (released in 2010 and 2011 respectively) were translated into Italian and Portuguese, but no translations into English were ever made. He currently resides in Pontevedra, Spain, where, in addition to writing, he is still a practicing lawyer.