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Laura Esquivel

Biography

Laura Esquivel was born in 1950 in Mexico City. Her father was a telegraph operator. She trained as a teacher and began to write while working as an elementary teacher, particularly in developing materials for children to perform. She moved on to children’s television and then screenwriting. She wrote a screenplay which was directed by her then husband, Alfonso Arau. This led them to collaborate on the film version of her novel Como agua para chocolate: novela de entregas mensuales con recetas, amores, y remedios caseros (Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments, with Recipes, Romances and Home Remedies), which was a world-wide success. She has continued to write novels but they have had not the same success as her first one.

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Bibliography

1989 Como agua para chocolate: novela de entregas mensuales con recetas, amores, y remedios caseros (Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments, with Recipes, Romances and Home Remedies; UK Like Water for Hot Chocolate)
1995 La ley del amor (The Law of Love)
1995 An Appetite for Passion Cookbook
1998 Íntimas suculencias
1999 Estrellita marinera
2000 El libro de las emociones
2001 Tan veloz como el deseos (Swift as Desire)
2001 Between Two Fires: Intimate Writings on Life, Love, Food, and Flavor (selected essays)
2006 Malinche (Malinche)
2014 A Lupita le gustaba planchar
2016 El diario de Tita