Alfaguara is a Spanish-language publishing house that serves markets in Latin America, Spain and the United States. It was founded by the Spanish writer and Nobel prize winner Camilo José Cela.[1]

Parent companyPenguin Random House
Founded1964 (1964)
Country of originSpain
Headquarters locationMadrid
DistributionSpain, Latin America

History and profile

Alfaguara was established in 1964.[2] It was part of Editoriales del Grupo Santillana.[3] In March 2000 Santillana, which publishes over 117 million books each year, was acquired by the Spanish conglomerate PRISA.[4] In 2014, PRISA sold Santillana's trade operations to Penguin Random House.[5]

It awards the Alfaguara Prize, a prestigious Spanish-language literary award.[6] The prize, launched in 1998, goes to an unpublished work of fiction in Spanish.[7]

Alfaguara Infantil and Alfaguara Juvenil publish books for children and young people.[8]


  1. Díaz de Quijano, Fernando (23 February 2016). "El centenario de Camilo José Cela conmemora al Nobel en su dimensión polifacética". El Cultural (in Spanish). Retrieved 7 September 2018.
  2. "Alfaguara celebrates its 50th anniversary, while the Alfaguara Nobel Prize celebrates its 17th Edition". America Reads Spanish. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  3. "Literary works, essay and references". Santillana. Retrieved 30 March 2012.
  4. "A Global Company". Santillana. Retrieved 30 March 2012.
  5. "PRH to Buy Major Spanish-Language Publisher". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  6. "Argentine Leopoldo Brizuela Wins Alfaguara Prize". Latin American Herald Tribune. Retrieved 30 March 2012.
  7. "Premio Alfaguara. (Alfaguara Award for Novel)". goodreads. Retrieved 30 March 2012.
  8. "Quiénes somos". Alfaguara Infantil. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 30 March 2012.

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