Juan Eduardo Zúñiga

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Juan Eduardo Zúñiga Amaro (Madrid, 24 January 1919 [1] ) is a Spanish writer, Slavonic scholar, Portuguese scholar, literary critic and translator. [2] He is considered among the most important living Spanish writers, alongside novelists like Arturo Pérez-Reverte, Eduardo Mendoza and Andrés Pascual, all of them included in the so-called Spanish New Narrative. [3]

Madrid Capital of Spain

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Portuguese language Romance language that originated in Portugal

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Arturo Pérez-Reverte Spanish writer and journalist

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  1. El País newspaper, 29 December 2018, consulted 4 January 2019 (Spanish)
  2. Ministry of Culture, Spain, consulted 4 January 2019 (Spanish)
  3. "Rioja news – 10 Best Writers".

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