Antonio Muñoz Molina
Who is Antonio Muñoz Molina?
Antonio Muñoz Molina is a Spanish writer and, since 8 June 1995, a full member of the Royal Spanish Academy. He currently resides in New York City, United States. In 2004-2005 he served as the director of the Instituto Cervantes of New York.
Muñoz Molina was born in the town of Úbeda in Jaén province. He studied art history at the University of Granada and journalism in Madrid. He began writing in the 1980s; his first published book, El Robinsón urbano, a collection of his journalistic work, was published in 1984. His columns have regularly appeared in El País and Die Welt.
In 1987 Muñoz Molina was awarded Spain's National Narrative Prize for El invierno en Lisboa, a homage to the genres of film noir and jazz music. His El jinete polaco received the Planeta Prize in 1991 and, again, the National Narrative Prize in 1992.
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