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Juan Cruz


Juan Cruz (Puerto de la Cruz, 1948). 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. He was a founding member of El País newspaper, where he worked as its London correspondent.

He was the head of Opinión and head editor of the Culture section. He has been the director of editorial coordination for PRISA, director of Communications for Santillana, and leader of the Oficina del Autor (Author’s Office).
On the literary side of things, he has published some twenty books, among which it is worth mentioning the novel Crónica de la nada hecha pedazos (1972), for which he won the Benito Pérez Armas award, and El sueño de Oslo (1988), which won the Azorín prize. He was awarded the National Prize for Cultural Journalism in 2012. He was named assistant director of El País in 2014.

His latest books are Toda la vida preguntando, Literatura que cuenta (literary interviews and interviews with important Latin American commentators) and Un golpe de vida (Alfaguara).