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Soledad Puértolas

Biography

Soledad Puértolas was born in Zaragoza in 1947. She started studying political sciences in Madrid but had to discontinue for political reasons. She then studied economics in Bilboa but did not finish that course and then switched to journalism. She then moved to Trondheim with her husband and then to California where she took an M.A. in Spanish and Portuguese Language and Literature. Her son Diego Pita, also a writer, was born there. The family returned to Spain where Puértolas won a prize for her first novel. She has gone on to write numerous novels, stories and essays. One of her novels has been translated into English.

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Soledad Puértolas (on her election to the Real Academia – in Spanish)
Interview (in Spanish)
Interview (in Spanish)
Aliados (her speech on election to the Real Academia, on the secondary characters in Don Quixote) (in Spanish)

Bibliography

1971 El Madrid de “La lucha por la vida” (essay)
1975 El recorrido de los animales (story)
1979 El bandido doblemente armado (novel)
1982 Una enfermedad moral (stories)
1986 Burdeos (Bordeaux) (novel)
1988 La sombra de una noche (story)
1988 Todos mienten (novel)
1989 Queda la noche (novel)
1992 Días del Arenal (novel)
1992 a corriente del golfo (stories)
1992 La vida oculta (essay)
1995 Si al atardecer llegara el mensajero (novel)
1995 La vida se mueve (articles)
1996 Recuerdos de otra persona (biography)
1997 Una vida inesperada (novel)
1998 Gente que vino a mi boda (stories)
1999 La señora Berg (novel)
1999 La rosa de plata (novel)
2000 Adiós a las novias. (stories)
2001 Con mi madre (memoirs)
2005 Historia de un abrigo (novel)
2008 Cielo nocturno (novel)
2010 Compañeras de viaje (stories)
2012 Mi amor en vano (novel)
2015 El fin (stories)
2016 Chicos y chica (stories)
2017 Lúcida melancolía (literature)