Spanish and Latin American writers have a long literary tradition both in Spain as well as in countries of Latin America. Miguel de Cervantes, author of one of the most important books in international literature, El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha (The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote of La Mancha); or Colombian Nobel Prize winner Gabriel García Márquez, writer of Cien Años de Soledad(One Hundred Years of Solitude) are writers whose names, among others, are fabled around the world.
Authors use language as a tool to create art, and when we study a language, it is inevitable we come across the important works of arts that have molded the language. The Spanish language would not be what it is today if Cervantes hadn't written Don Quijote de la Mancha, as this novel has contributed a large amount of proverbs and sayings which are still used in everyday language today!
This section will allow you to get to know some Spanish and Latin American writers that have made an impact in the Spanish speaking world. Enjoy!