Ana María Matute

Spanish writer

Ana María Matute Ausejo (26 July 1925 – 25 June 2014) was a Spanish writer and member of the Real Academia Española.[1][2] She is thought to have been one of the most famous writers since the Spanish Civil War.[3]

Ana María Matute
Born(1925-07-26)26 July 1925
Barcelona, Spain
Died25 June 2014(2014-06-25) (aged 88)
Resting placeCemetery of Montjuïc
OrganizationMember of the Real Academia Española
AwardsCervantes Prize

She was born in Barcelona. She studied at the international school of Hilversum in the Netherlands. She was a guest lecturer to the universities of Oklahoma, Indiana and Virginia.

On 25 June 2014, Matute died of a heart attack at the age of 88,[4][5] and was laid to rest in the Cemetery of Montjuïc, Barcelona.


  1. Fiona Ortiz (25 June 2014). "Novelist Ana Maria Matute dies at 88". Washington Post. Reuters. Retrieved 26 June 2014.
  2. "Ana Maria Matute, Spanish novelast, dies aged 88". BBC. 25 June 2014. Retrieved 26 June 2014.
  3. "Estoy cansada de repetirlo: tengo 85 años, nací en 1925 y no en 1926 como se emperran en decir", El País, 16 November 2010.
  4. Sergi Doria (25 June 2014). "Muere la escritora Ana María Matute". ABC.
  5. Ana Maria Matute: Author who suffered under Franco and was acclaimed for her lyrical depictions of Spanish life in the Civil War,; accessed 15 June 2017.

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