Espido Freire


Born
in Bilbao, Spain
July 16, 1974

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María Laura Espido Freire (her pen name is just her surnames Espido Freire) is a writer born in Bilbao, Spain on July 16, 1974.

Espido Freire dedicated her early years to the study and performance of classical music. She received a degree in English philology from the University of Deusto, where she also studied for a master's degree in editing.
She made her literary debut with the novel Irlanda in 1998. It has been translated into several languages. The French version of the novel, translated by Eva Calveyra, won the Millepage Prize in France. As of 2007, an English translation of Irlanda is underway. The first chapter appeared in The Violet Issue of [Fairy Tale Review], edited by Kate Bernheimer. Another excerpt from the novel was published
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Melocotones helados

3.12 avg rating — 399 ratings — published 1999 — 12 editions
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Irlanda

3.54 avg rating — 192 ratings — published 1998 — 9 editions
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Cuando comer es un infierno...

3.36 avg rating — 98 ratings — published 2002 — 2 editions
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Llamadme Alejandra

3.61 avg rating — 105 ratings3 editions
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La flor del norte

3.22 avg rating — 78 ratings — published 2011 — 5 editions
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Cuentos malvados

3.61 avg rating — 66 ratings — published 2003 — 3 editions
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Diabulus in musica

3.54 avg rating — 59 ratings2 editions
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Querida Jane, querida Charl...

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Soria Moria

3.22 avg rating — 36 ratings — published 2007 — 2 editions
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Donde siempre es octubre

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“Y así había sido toda la vida. Tampoco nadie había prestado mucha atención a Antonia en la pastelería. Ni a Elsa grande cuando juraba y perjuraba que deseaba dedicarse a la pintura. En realidad, nadie escuchaba a nadie.”
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“En un momento como el actual, en el que los ojos apenas se posan un instante en un tema antes de saltar a otro más escandaloso, más llamativo, los libros han de recuperar el ritmo lento, la necesidad de transcendencia imprescindible para que la reflexión y el aprendizaje brinden un mínimo de sentido a la sociedad moderna.”
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“Todo libro ha de hacer pedazos el silencio.”
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