After studying French modern literature at university and the Algiers Higher Normal School, Maïssa Bey spent a long time teaching French at a high school before becoming a pedagogic advisor in Sidi-Bel-Abbès, Algeria.
Juan Cruz (Puerto de la Cruz, 1948) is a journalist, writer, and editor. He studied Journalism and History at the University of La Laguna and began writing as a journalist at a young age for the weekly Aire Libre.
The son of Spanish immigrants, Olivier Laxe was born in Paris in 1982 and studied Film at Pompeu Fabra University. Living for a time in Tangier, he created and developed “Dao Byed”, a cinematographic creation workshop.
Manuel Vicent won the Alfaguara Award in 1966 for “Pascua y naranjas” (Easter and Oranges), the Nadal Award in 1986 for “Balada de Caín” (Cain’s Ballad), and the Alfaguara Award again in 1999 for “Son de mar” (Sound of the Sea).