The analysis of a corpus of narrative texts has been carried out in this paper. This corpus consists of two works of fiction and one of nonfiction, corresponding to three authors born in the decade between 1959 and 1968: an Argentine (Kohan), a Spaniard (Cercas) and an American translated into Spanish (Franzen). These authors are considered as qualified informants, as anthropologists describing the culture of a community and as privileged narrators who expertly create the voices of their characters. For the study of facework we rely primarily on the theories of Goffman (1953,  1967, 1956, 1961), Brown and Levinson (1978, 1987), Haverkate (1994a, 1994b, 2001) and Bravo (2000, 2005, 2010, 2012), as well as the theories of other authors who have used literary texts for the analysis of such phenomena. Mey’s proposals to analyze the voices of the characters created in the literary fiction (Mey, 1999, 2001a, 2001b, 2011) are also taken into account.