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Eduardo Mendoza

Biography

Eduardo Mendoza was born in Barcelona in 1943. His father was a prosecutor. He studied law at the University of Barcelona. After travelling around Europe, including studying sociology in London, he returned to Barcelona to work as a lawyer before going to New York as a translator for the United Nations. He published his first novel while in New York. It received considerable fame. It anticipated the change that would take place in Spain after the death of Franco, who died a few months after it was published. He has since published many novels, including a trilogy about a detective who is locked up in a mental hospital. He has also written plays, a children’s book and works of non-fiction. He has recently vented his opposition to Catalan independence.

Other sites

Eduardo Mendoza
The Life & Works of Eduardo Mendoza Garriga
Eduardo Mendoza (in Spanish)
Eduardo Mendoza (in Spanish)
Eduardo Mendoza, el escritor que convirtió a Marta Sánchez en extraterrestre (in Spanish)
Eduardo Mendoza (Mendoza on Catalan independence – in Spanish)

Bibliography

1975 La verdad sobre el caso Savolta (The Truth about the Savolta Case) (novel)
1978 El misterio de la cripta embrujada (Mystery of the Enchanted Crypt) (novel)
1982 El laberinto de las aceitunas (Olive Labyrinth) (novel)
1986 La ciudad de los prodigios (novel)
1986 Nueva York (travel)
1989 Barcelona modernista (travel – with Cristina Mendoza, his sister)
1989 La isla inaudita (novel)
1990 Restauración (drama)
1991 Sin noticias de Gurb (No Word from Gurb) (novel)
1992 El año del diluvio (The Year of the Flood) (novel)
1996 Una comedia ligera (A Light Comedy) (novel)
1998 Gloria (drama)
2001 La aventura del tocador de señoras (novel)
2001 Baroja, la contradicción (literature)
2002 El último trayecto de Horacio (novel)
2004 Grandes preguntas (drama)
2006 Mauricio o las elecciones primarias (novel)
2007 ¿Quién se acuerda de Armando Palacio Valdés? (literature)
2008 El asombroso viaje de Pomponio Flato (novel)
2009 Tres vidas de santos (stories)
2010 Riña de gatos (An Englishman in Madrid) (novel)
2011 El camino del cole (children’s)
2012 El enredo de la bolsa y la vida (novel)
2015 El secreto de la modelo extraviada (novel)
2017 Teatro reunido (drama)
2017 ¿Qué está pasando en Cataluña? (politics)
2017 Las barbas del profeta (biblical studies)
2018 El rey recibe (novel)
2019 Por qué nos quisimos tanto (autobiography)