Belén Gopegui

(3558 words)

Belén Gopegui is, to date, the author of eight novels, three short stories, a play and three screenplays, and was once hailed as “la mejor novelista de su generación” (“the best novelist of her generation”) by the celebrated writer Francisco Umbral (2001: 60). Born in Madrid in October 1963, she is the daughter of Luis Ruiz de Gopegui, the eminent physicist and former director of NASA in Spain, and Margarita Durán. Beyond these bare facts, relatively little is known about the author’s personal biography, which is not surprising given her well-known reluctance to disclose such information, declaring once “Nunca cuento recuerdos personales” (“I never tell personal anecdotes about my past”) (Labari, 2002). Such …

Please log in to consult the article in its entirety. If you are a member (student of staff) of a subscribing institution (see List), you should be able to access the LE on campus directly (without the need to log in), and off-campus either via the institutional log in we offer, or via your institution's remote access facilities, or by creating a personal user account with your institutional email address. If you are not a member of a subscribing institution, you will need to purchase a personal subscription. For more information on how to subscribe as an individual user, please see under Individual Subcriptions.

Rabanal, Hayley. "Belén Gopegui". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 20 July 2012
[, accessed 29 September 2016.]