José Ovejero (born 1958 in Madrid) is an award-winning Spanish writer. His first published work was a collection of narrative poems on Henry Morton Stanley. Since then he has published nine novels and as well short stories, essays and more poetry. He has also experimented with travel writing and drama. Ovejero believes that “literature allows us to deconstruct the apparent order of reality, and from there you can construct new orders or create different unities.” His principal themes are interpersonal relationships and the issues experienced in Spanish society since the economic crash of 2008. He has won several prizes, including the 2013 Premio Alfaguara for his novel La Invención del Amor (Inventing Love).