country of citizenship:
language of expression: Spanish
educated at: Complutense University of Madrid
Alberto Méndez (August 27, 1941 – December 30, 2004) was a Spanish novelist. He graduated from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and worked in publishing. His novel Los girasoles ciegos won several awards, including the Sentenil Prize (2004), the Critics' Prize and the National Prize for Literature in 2005. It was translated into English by Nick Caistor under the title Blind Sunflowers. It was also made into a film called The Blind Sunflowers.
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