Francisco Ayala (novelist)( 16 March 1906 - 3 November 2009 )
Francisco Ayala García-Duarte was a Spanish writer, the last representative of the Generation of '27.
He was born in Granada. At the age of 16 he went to Madrid, where he studied Law and Humanities. During those years he published his first two novels, Tragicomedia de un hombre sin espíritu and Historia de un amanecer .
He got a Ph.D. in Laws at the Universidad de Madrid, where he would also be a teacher. A post-graduate grant allowed him to go to Berlin to study philosophy and sociology from 1929 to 1931, during the advent of Nazism. There, he met the Chilean Etelvina Silva Vargas, whom he married in 1931 and with whom he would later have a daughter, Nina.
He was a frequent contributor of Revista de Occidente and Gaceta Literaria.
At the beginning of the Republic he became a lawyer...