Arturo Pérez-Reverte Gutiérrez, whose early professional career was as a journalist for the daily newspaper


and a reporter on the state-owned Televisión Española (TVE), is one of the most widely known and read living writers of Spain. Frequently employing the stylistics of the historical novel and detective fiction, Pérez-Reverte’s works have been translated into thirty-four languages and sold more than fifteen million copies, adapted for television and the cinema, anthologized, and honored with some two dozen awards in half-a-dozen countries. Pérez-Reverte, a member of the Spanish Royal Academy since 2003, stated in a 1999 interview with Alix Wilber that he never really wanted to be a writer but that he began to author books after traveling abroad and feeling a desire to…

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Citation: Oxford, Jeffrey. "Arturo Pérez Reverte". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 27 October 2015 [, accessed 15 June 2024.]

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