Centre for the Study of Hispanic Exile

Manuel Andújar [1913–1994]

Date of Birth: 1 Jan 1913 La Carolina/Jaen
Died: 14 Apr 1994 Madrid (age 81)

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Spanish writer exiled in Mexico. His work remained unpublished in Spain until 1986.

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1913–1917 La Carolina/Jaen
Spends his early childhood in La Carolina.
Jun–Sep 1917 San Lorenzo de El Escorial
Lives near Madrid with his family.
Oct 1917–1932 Malaga
Lives in Málaga, where he has his primary and secondary education.
1921–1929 Malaga
Studies at the Colegio Alemán in Málaga, where he learns German.
1929–1930 Malaga
Studies at the School of Commerce, in Málaga. Founds a section of the leftist students' organisation Federación Universitaria Española.
1931–1934 Malaga
San Lorenzo de El Escorial
Member of the Partido Radical.
1932 Madrid
After his father's death, he arrives in Madrid where he studies Sales.
1934 Paris
Joins the Socialist Party.
Dec 1934 Paris
He obtains a post as a state officer in the Ministerio de Hacienda, and is sent to Barcelona.
Jul 1936 Paris
Works for the newspaper UHP, for which he writes a daily column.
1938 Mequinensa
Marries Dolores.
1 Feb 1939 Saint Cyprien
Interned in a detention camp.
13 Jun 1939 Mexico D. F.
Arrives in Mexico on board the Sinaia. Writes for the ship's bulletin.
1940–1956 Mexico D.F. Avenida Yucatán, 34
Settles in Mexico City.
1946 Mexico D. F.
Becomes manager of the publishing house Fondo de Cultura Económica and the Librería Juárez.
1 Oct 1946 Mexico D.F.
Founds the journal Las Españas in co-operation with José Ramón Arana.
1956 Mexico D. F.
Andújar and Ananda Velasco are married.
1956–1957 Santiago de Chile
Stays in Chile.
1964 Madrid
Travels to Spain for the first time since the war on behalf of the FCE.
1967 Madrid
Returns to Spain. Starts working for the publishing company Alianza.
Feb 1987 Seville
Elected Hijo Predilecto de Andalucía by the Andalusian Parliament.
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