Rafael Sánchez Ferlosio

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Rafael Sánchez Ferlosio

Rafael Sánchez Ferlosio (born 4 December 1927) is a Spanish writer.[1] In 2004 he was awarded the Premio Cervantes for his literary oeuvre.[2][3]

He was married to fellow writer Carmen Martín Gaite.


His father Rafael Sánchez Mazas, a minor writer himself, was a founder and leader of Falange. Sánchez Ferlosio won the Nadal Award for his novel El Jarama, a realistic description of a weekend party turned awkward. He contributed to the awakening of Spanish literature after the end of the Civil War, working with young writers such as Juan Goytisolo or Ana Maria Matute.[4]

But after the success of his first book, he renounced writing for twenty years. He never expressed the reasons of his silence, but for many critics it was a form of silent opposition to Franco's dictatorship.

He came back to literature with essays on cultural issues. He only came back to fiction in 1986 with a strange book, El testimonio de Yarfoz, set in an imaginary land.


  • Industrias y andanzas de Alfanhuí (1951)
  • El Jarama (1955)
  • Las semanas del jardín (1974)
  • Mientras no cambien los dioses, nada ha cambiado (1986)
  • El testimonio de Yarfoz (1986)
  • Vendrán más años malos y nos harán más ciegos (1992)
  • Non Olet (2002)
  • El Geco (2005)
  • Sobre la guerra (2007)
  • God & Gun. Apuntes de polemología (2008)
  • Guapo y sus isótopos (2009)
  • Campo de retamas (2015)


  1. ^ "Rafael Sánchez Ferlosio". epdlp.com. Retrieved 12 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Sánchez Ferlosio, Premio Nacional de las Letras Españolas". ELPAÍS.com. Retrieved 12 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "Biografías Premios Cervantes". Portal Local. Retrieved 12 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "Biografia de Rafael Sánchez Ferlosio". biografiasyvidas.com. Retrieved 12 July 2010.