We've been listening this name very much these days, mainly because of his unusual apparition at the Ladbrokes list. There’s no much information available in English at the web, so I had to translate some, so my apologies for every mistake you find.
Luis Goytisolo, born in Barcelona, Spain, in 1935. He is the youngest in a family of writers integrated by older brothers Jos? Agust?n and Juan. He started writing at the age of 11, two novels at the same time. From that time, it was his Uncle Luis who selected his reading material and introduced him his love for American literature.
He graduated from law school and in 1958 he was awarded the Biblioteca Breve Prize for his first novel, Las Afueras.
Later he published Las Mismas Palabras (1962). In 1963 he began a series of 4 titles, Antagon?a, dedicated to his wife, novel that took him 17 years to write and many desperate editors; The first one was Recuento (1974); the second one Los Verdes de Mayo hasta el Mar (1976), followed by La C?lera de Aquiles (1977), and finished the cycle with Teor?a del Conocimiento (1981).
He is the author of ten other novels, and other books that include essays, short stories, and experimental fiction. Goytisolo received the Spanish National Prize for Literature for his novel, Estatua con palomas (1993) and is a member of the Real Academia Espa?ola de Lengua. He regularly contributes editorials to many Spanish newspapers and has also scripted a travel program, Indico, for Spanish television.
The Luis Goytisolo Foundation in El Puerto de Santa Mar?a hosts an annual international symposium on Hispanic literature and is involved in other projects, including Spanish language education for foreigners.
His writing is considered a search for the structural and formal features of the story and the total absence of unnecessary words for adorn or embellishment.