Gonzalo Torrente Ballester

Gonzalo Torrente Ballester

Name Gonzalo Torrente Ballester
Profession Novelist
Date of Birth 1910-06-13
Place of Birth Spain
Age 88 yrs
Death Date 1999-01-27
Birth Sign Gemini

About Gonzalo Torrente Ballester

Spanish author and participant in the Generation of ’36 literary movement. His award-winning works include El Señor llega, La Isla de los Jacintos Cortados, and La Saga/Fuga de J.B.

Early Life of Gonzalo Torrente Ballester

He published his debut novel, Javier Mariño, in 1943.


He taught at the State University of New York at Albany during the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Family Life

He was born to a Galician family in the city of Ferrol in northwestern Spain.

Associated With

He was a loyal supporter of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco.

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