José León Sánchez

José León Sánchez Alvarado (19 April 1929 – 15 November 2022)[1] was a Costa Rican novelist best known for his works Isla de los hombres solos ("Island of Lonely Men")[2] and Tenochtitlan. A movie adaptation of his novel, Isla de los hombres solos was made and released by a Mexican producer.

José León Sánchez
José León Sánchez holding the Codex Borbonicus, 2014-08-07 Dccespedes.jpg
Sánchez holding a copy of the Codex Borbonicus in 2014
Born(1929-04-19)19 April 1929
Cucaracho del Río Cuarto, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Died15 November 2022(2022-11-15) (aged 93)
NationalityCosta Rican


  1. ^ Falleció el escritor costarricense José León Sánchez (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Firestone, Matthew D (1 December 2010). Discover Costa Rica. Lonely Planet. pp. 311–. ISBN 978-1-74220-109-2. Retrieved 3 May 2011.