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Alfaguara logo.jpg
Parent company Penguin Random House
Founded 1964; 53 years ago (1964)
Country of origin Spain
Headquarters location Madrid
Distribution Spain, Latin America
Official website

Alfaguara is a Spanish-language publishing house that serves markets in Latin America, Spain and the United States. It was founded by the Spanish writer and Nobel prize winner Camilo José Cela.[1]

History and profile[edit]

Alfaguara was established in 1964.[2] It was part of Editoriales del Grupo Santillana.[3] In March 2000 Santillana, which publishes over 117 million books each year, was acquired by the Spanish conglomerate PRISA.[4] In 2014, PRISA sold Santillana's trade operations to Penguin Random House.[5]

It awards the Alfaguara Prize, a prestigious Spanish-language literary award.[6] The prize, launched in 1998, goes to an unpublished work of fiction in Spanish.[7]

Alfaguara Infantil and Alfaguara Juvenil publish books for children and young people.[8]


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  2. ^ "Alfaguara celebrates its 50th anniversary, while the Alfaguara Nobel Prize celebrates its 17th Edition". America Reads Spanish. Retrieved 9 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Literary works, essay and references". Santillana. Retrieved 30 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "A Global Company". Santillana. Retrieved 30 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "PRH to Buy Major Spanish-Language Publisher". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "Argentine Leopoldo Brizuela Wins Alfaguara Prize". Latin American Herald Tribune. Retrieved 30 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "Premio Alfaguara. (Alfaguara Award for Novel)". goodreads. Retrieved 30 March 2012. 
  8. ^ "Quiénes somos". Alfaguara Infantil. Retrieved 30 March 2012.