For other uses, see Alfaguara (disambiguation).
Parent company Penguin Random House
Founded 1964 (1964)
Country of origin Spain
Headquarters location Madrid
Distribution Spain, Latin America
Official website

Alfaguara is a Spanish-language publishing house that serves markets in Latin America, Spain and the United States.

History and profile

Alfaguara was established in 1964.[1] It was part of Editoriales del Grupo Santillana.[2] In March 2000 Santillana, which publishes over 117 million books each year, was acquired by the Spanish conglomerate PRISA.[3] In 2014, PRISA sold Santillana's trade operations to Penguin Random House.[4]

It awards the Alfaguara Prize, a prestigious Spanish-language literary award.[5] The prize, launched in 1998, goes to an unpublished work of fiction in Spanish.[6]

Alfaguara Infantil and Alfaguara Juvenil publish books for children and young people.[7]


  1. "Alfaguara celebrates its 50th anniversary, while the Alfaguara Novel Prize celebrates its 17th Edition". America Reads Spanish. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  2. "Literary works, essay and references". Santillana. Retrieved 30 March 2012.
  3. "A Global Company". Santillana. Retrieved 30 March 2012.
  4. "PRH to Buy Major Spanish-Language Publisher". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  5. "Argentine Leopoldo Brizuela Wins Alfaguara Prize". Latin American Herald Tribune. Retrieved 30 March 2012.
  6. "Premio Alfaguara. (Alfaguara Award for Novel)". goodreads. Retrieved 30 March 2012.
  7. "Quiénes somos". Alfaguara Infantil. Retrieved 30 March 2012.

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