Born in Barcelona, on July 26, 1925, Ana María Matute, was one of the most iconic Spanish postwar novelists. Author of “The soldiers cry at night”, “Forgotten King Gudu”, “Aranmanoth” and “The Watchtower” throughout her career, Matute received almost all awards of the Spanish letters.
At 17 she wrote her first novel “Little Theatre” for which she then received the Planeta Prize in 1954. In 1998 she occupyies the seat K of the Royal Spanish Academy of the Language, bieng the third woman in 300 years to join that institution. The Miguel de Cervantes Prize would come in 2010, which is considered the Nobel Prize of Hispanic literature.