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Alberto Vázquez-Figueroa

Alberto Vázquez-Figueroa
Álberto Vázquez-Figueroa in Barcelona in 2009
Born Alberto Vázquez-Figueroa
(1936-11-11)11 November 1936
Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Occupation Fiction writer, journalist, inventor
Nationality Spanish
Period 1953–present
Notable works Tuareg (1980)
Notable awards Historical Novel Prize Alfonso X El Sabio (2010)

Alberto Vázquez-Figueroa (born 11 October 1936 in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands) is a Spanish novelist, inventor and industrialist.[1] His novels have sold over 25 million copies worldwide.[2] He is the owner of A.V.F.S.L, a desalinization company that uses a method of desalinization by pressure, invented by himself.


  • Biography 1
  • Literature 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Vázquez-Figueroa and his family fled from the Canary Islands to Africa during the Spanish Civil War. Since his youth, he visited the Sahara and described the culture of the desert region.[3] He attended the studios of the Escuela Oficial de Periodismo de Madrid in a part of 1962 and worked in the Destino specials. He was a war correspondent in La Vanguardia, for TVE (Televisión Española) and for the program A toda plana with de la Cuadra Salcedo and Silva. As a correspondent, he documented revolutionary wars in countries such as Bolivia, the Dominican Republic, and Guatemala.

He later wrote his first novel, Arena y viento (Sand and Wind), and in 1975, he published as many as 14 to 15 novellas such as Ébano. His other works include Tuareg, Ébano, and El perro as well as the sagas Cienfuegos, Bora Bora, Manaos and Piratas. His novel Tuareg was cinematized in 1984 by director Enzo G. Castellari.[4] His novel Iguana was cinematized in 1988 by Monte Hellman. His novel Garoé (the name of a sacred tree in the Canary Islands) won the 2010 Historical Novel Prize Alfonso X El Sabio, valued at €100,000.00[2] He has also published an autobiography called Anaconda.


  • Tuareg (1980), cinematized as Tuareg – The Desert Warrior
  • Tras las huellas de Alec (1971)
  • Serie Cienfuegos
    • Cienfuegos (1987)
    • Caribes (Caribs)
    • Saud el Leopardo(2009)
    • Azabache
    • Montenegro
    • Brazofuerte
    • Xaraguá
    • Tierra de bisontes (Land of the bisons)
  • Olvidar Machu-Picchu (1983)
  • Manaos, cinematized as Manaos (film)
  • Viracocha
  • Anaconda
  • Nuevos dioses
  • El perro
  • El agua prometida
  • La ordalía del veneno
  • Marea negra
  • Fuerteventura
  • Serie Océano (Ocean Series):
  • Serie Piratas (Pirate Series):
    • Piratas (1996)
    • Negreros
    • Leon Bocanegra
  • Tiempo de conquistadores (2000)
  • Un mundo mejor (2002)
  • El señor de las tinieblas
  • El anillo verde
  • Delfines (Dolphins)
  • La ruta de Orellana
  • La Iguana, cinematized as Iguana
  • Ícaro
  • Bora Bora
  • Ébano, cinematized as Ashanti
  • ¡Panamá, Panamá!
  • Tierra virgen. La destrucción del Amazonas
  • El inca (The Inca)
  • Los ojos del tuareg (2000):
  • Vendaval
  • Ciudadano Max
  • África llora
  • Marfil
  • Sicario
  • Palmira
  • ¿Quién mató al embajador?
  • Como un perro rabioso
  • Matar a Gadafi (1997)
  • Vivir del viento
  • El rey leproso (2005)
  • Bajo siete mares
  • Por mil millones de dólares (2007)
  • Coltan (2008)


  1. ^ Biography
  2. ^ a b """Alberto Vazquez Figueroa, who won the X Prize Historical Novel Alfonso X El Sabio with his novel "Garoé. La Cerca. 19 April 2010. Retrieved 27 May 2010. 
  3. ^ Vázquez-Figueroa, Alberto - Biografía, libros, citas y guía de cine
  4. ^ Tuareg - Il guerriero del deserto

External links

  • Alberto Vázquez-Figueroa's Official English Website
  • About Alberto Vázquez-Figueroa
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