Gabriela Bustelo at Altea, summer of 2014
May 18, 1962 |
|Literary movement||Generation X (Spain)|
Included in the 1990 neorealist generation of Spanish novelists, Bustelo made her debut with Veo Veo (Anagrama, 1996), a postmodern "cult" novelette. She shares with José Ángel Mañas, Ray Loriga and Lucía Etxebarria a crisp style visibly influenced by commercial culture — advertising, pop music, film and television. Gabriela Bustelo is one of the few Spanish women who have written science fiction. Her second novel Planeta Hembra (RBA, 2001), located in New York, is a dystopia on the gender crisis and a satiric overview of feminism. La historia de siempre jamás (El Andén, 2007) portrays the frivolity of European upper classes. In 1996 she began to write in Spanish newspapers and magazines, having signed a political column for twenty years now. At present Bustelo is writing a weekly column for the Spanish digital newspaper "Vozpópuli" (vozpopuli.com) and a weekly column in English for the digital newspaper "The Objective" (theobjective.com). She has been contributing to Colombian magazine "Arcadia" (revistaarcadia.com) since 2005.
Bustelo has translated to Spanish the works of classics such as Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Rudyard Kipling, Oscar Wilde, Edgar Allan Poe and Mark Twain; and well-known contemporaries including Raymond Chandler, Muriel Spark and Margaret Atwood.
- "Mapping a space-character interface in the narratives of Spain's Generation X: Scorn for a lost past in Gabriela Bustelo's Veo Veo", Corey Michael Rubin, University of Iowa, 2013 
- Henseler, Christine (2011). "The Real World of Big Brother in Veo Veo by Gabriela Bustelo". Spanish Fiction in the Digital Age: Generation X Remixed. Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 132–146. ISBN 978-0-2301-0291-0. Review in Spanish
- Dorothy Odartey-Wellington (2008). "2 Urban Fictions/Popular Fictions: Gabriela Bustelo's Veo veo and Ismael Grasa's De Madrid al cielo". Contemporary Spanish Fiction: Generation X. Associated University Presse. pp. 49–70. ISBN 978-0-87413-008-9.
- Bosse, Candice L. (2007). "4 Veo Veo: Consumption and the Dazzling Diva Image". Becoming and Consumption: The Contemporary Spanish Novel. Lexington Books. pp. 115–152. ISBN 978-0-7391-1631-9.
- Molinaro, Nina (2007). "12 Watching, Wanting, and the Gen X Soundtrack of Gabriela Bustelo's Veo Veo". In Henseler, Christine; Pope, Randolph D. Generation X Rocks: Contemporary Peninsular Fiction, Film, and Rock Culture. Vanderbilt University Press. pp. 203–215. ISBN 978-0-8265-1565-0.
- Henseler, Christine (2003). Contemporary Spanish Women's Narrative and the Publishing Industry. University of Illinois Press. ISBN 978-0-252-02831-1.
- Labanyi, Jo (25 February 1999). "10 Narrative in culture, 1975–1996". In Gies, David T. The Cambridge Companion to Modern Spanish Culture. Cambridge University Press. pp. 154–156. ISBN 978-0-521-57429-7.
- 2005 interview with the author
- 'Self and the City. Spanish Women Writing Utopian Dreams and Nightmares. Elizabeth Russell.
- 'The Feminist Double Standard and Post-Feminist Identity Problem. Conference at Keene State College, New Hampshire, United States. March 9, 2009