FRANCISCO AYALA was a Spanish writer belonging to the Generation of 27, a literary movement composed of writers, diverse artists and filmmakers.
His career came to the fore with the success of his avante-garde prose narratives including ‘A boxer and an angel’ (1929) and ‘Hunter in the morning’ (1930).
He lived in Berlin between 1929 and 1931 during the rise of the Nazis.
He was exiled during the Spanish Civil War and spent various years in countries including the US and Puerto Rico.
He received numerous awards and prizes; The Prince of Asturias Literature Prize, the national Literature Prize and membership of the Royal Spanish Academy.
He was an artist committed to his people and gave us literary essays, short stories and close existercialism.