Hernan Lara Zavala
Hernán Lara Zavala (Hopelchén, 1946 - ) is a Mexican author, editor and university professor. He earned a Master's degree in Letras Hispánicas at the UNAM, and studied "Estudios sobre la novela" at East Anglia University, England, 1981.
Lara was awarded the 2010 Royal Academy of the Spanish Language prize. His novel Peninsula, Peninsula was honored in 2009 with the Elena Poniatowska Ibero-American Prize.
"It is an admirable, splendid novel" that analyzes "without Manicheisms" the Caste War, Jose Maria Merino said, while for Jose Antonio Pascual, "Peninsula, Peninsula" is the novel he would love to have written.  (Merino, deputy secretary, and Pascual, deputy director of The Royal Spanish Academy)
In 2011, Lara was awarded the Justo Sierra Mendez medal.
- De Zitilchén, 1981.
- El mismo cielo, 1987; Premio Latinoamericano de Narrativa Colima.
- Las novelas en el Quijote, 1989.
- Despues del amor y otros cuentos, 1994; Premio José Fuentes Mares, 1994.
- Charras, 1995.
- Equipaje de mano, 1995.
- Cuentos escogidos, 1997.
- Viaje al corazón de la península, 1998.
- Amores que matan, 2005: article.
- Peninsula, Peninsula, 2008; a novel about the Caste War of the Yucatán.