Spanish author and participant in the Generation of '36 literary movement. His award-winning works include El Señor llega, La Isla de los Jacintos Cortados, and La Saga/Fuga de J.B.
He published his debut novel, Javier Mariño, in 1943.
He taught at the State University of New York at Albany during the late 1960s and early 1970s.
He was born to a Galician family in the city of Ferrol in northwestern Spain.
He was a loyal supporter of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco.