Juan Eduardo Zúñiga

Juan Eduardo Zúñiga Amaro (24 January 1919[1]) is a Spanish writer, Slavonic scholar, Portuguese scholar, literary critic and translator.[2] He was born in Madrid, and is considered among the most important living Spanish writers, alongside novelists like Arturo Pérez-Reverte, Eduardo Mendoza and Andrés Pascual, all of them included in the so-called Spanish New Narrative.[3]



  • Inútiles totales [Totally useless] (1951), novel
  • El coral y las aguas [The coral and the waters] (1962), novel
  • El último día del mundo [The last day of the world] (1992), novel
  • Misterios de las noches y los días [Mysteries of the nights and days] (1992), short stories
  • Flores de plomo [Lead flowers] (1999), historical novel
  • La trilogía de la Guerra Civil [The Spanish Civil War trilogy] (1980–2003), short stories, published together without a title at Cátedra publishers in 2007, and with the reviewed title and two additional stories at Galaxia Gutenberg in 2011 (summing up a total of 35 stories).
    • Largo noviembre de Madrid [Long November in Madrid] (1980), short stories
    • La tierra será un paraíso [The earth will be a paradise] (1989), short stories
    • Capital de la gloria [Glory capital] (2003), short stories
  • Brillan monedas oxidadas [Rusty coins shine] (2010), short stories


  • Hungría y Rumania en el Danubio; las luchas históricas en Transilvania y Besarabia [Hungary and Romania on the Danube; the historic fights in Transsylvania and Bessarabia], Madrid, Editorial Pace [1944?].
  • La historia y la política de Bulgaria [The history and politics of Bulgaria], Madrid: Pace, 1945.
  • Los artículos sociales de Mariano José de Larra [The social articles of Mariano José de Larra], Madrid: Taurus, 1963 (anthology).
  • El anillo de Pushkin. Lectura romántica de escritores y paisajes rusos [Pushkin's ring: romantic reading of Russian writers and landscapes], Barcelona: Bruguera, 1983; reedited in Madrid: Alfaguara, 1992.
  • Sofía [Sofia], 1990, travel writings.
  • Las inciertas pasiones de Iván Turgueniev [The uncertain passions of Ivan Turgenev], 1999 (published before with the title Los imposibles afectos de Iván Turgueniev: ensayo biográfico [The impossible affects of Ivan Turgenev: biographical essays], Madrid: Editora Nacional, 1977).
  • Desde los bosques nevados: memoria de escritores rusos [From the snowy woods: memory of Russian writers], 2010.
  • "Foreword" to Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, Cuentos completos [Complete stories], Madrid: Aguilar, 1962.


  1. ^ El País newspaper, 29 December 2018, consulted 4 January 2019 (Spanish)
  2. ^ Ministry of Culture[permanent dead link], Spain, consulted 4 January 2019 (Spanish)
  3. ^ "Rioja news – 10 Best Writers".