Lucía Etxebarría

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Lucía Etxebarría

Lucía Etxebarría de Asteinza is a Spanish writer. She was born in Valencia in 1966, of Basque parents as her name suggests, the youngest of seven children. The Basque surname Etxebarria has no diacritics, although its Spanish version Echevarría has. Etxebarría was a typo that she liked and adopted as a nom de plume, though it is not used in all her books. She is a recipient of the Premio Planeta de Novela.


Her first book was Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love's biography: La historia de Kurt y Courtney: aguanta esto (1996). Her first novel, Amor, curiosidad, prozac y dudas (1997) received Ana María Matute's support, and situated her in the Generacion Kronen scope. The following year her second novel, Beatriz y los cuerpos celestes, won the Nadal Prize.

With De todo lo visible y lo invisible (2001) she won the Primavera Prize. With Un milagro en equilibrio, she obtained the 53rd Planeta Prize in 2004. In addition to these books and many other titles she has published poetry; her collection Actos de placer y amor won the Barcarola Poetry Prize in 2004. She has published two collections of feminist essays, and has also worked as a scriptwriter.

In 2011, Etxebarria said she would stop writing, claiming that digital redistribution of her books had made writing not worth the effort because of piracy.[1]

She is a member of Mensa.[2]


The following bibliography is probably incomplete. Also, note that English language editions of Etxebarria's work are not currently available, and the title translations provided below may well not correspond to titles eventually used in the English edition of these books.

  • La historia de Kurt y Courtney: aguanta esto (1996), biography (The Story of Kurt and Courtney: Live Through This)
  • Amor, curiosidad, prozac y dudas (1997), novel (Love, Curiosity, Prozac and Doubts)
  • Beatriz y los cuerpos celestes (1998), novel (Beatrice and the Heavenly Bodies)
  • Nosotras que no somos como las demas (1999) (We Who Are Not Like the Rest)
  • La futura Eva, La letra futura (2000), essays (The Future Eve, Future Writing)
  • De todo lo visible y lo invisible (2001), novel (All Things Visible and Invisible)
  • Estación de Infierno (2001), poetry (Hell Station)
  • En brazos de la mujer fetiche (2002), essays (In the Arms of the Fetish Woman)
  • Una historia de amor como otra cualquiera (2003), novel (A Love Story Like All the Rest)
  • Un milagro en equilibrio (2004), novel (A Miracle in the Balance)
  • Courtney y yo (2004), biography (Courtney and Me)
  • Actos de placer y amor (2005), poetry (Acts of Pleasure and Love)
  • Voces desde y hacia Palestina (2005), editor
  • Ya no sufro por amor (2006), self-help (I No Longer Suffer for Love)
  • Cosmofobia (2007), novel (Cosmophobia)
  • El club de las malas madres (2009), essays with Goyo Bustos
  • Lo verdadero es un momento de lo falso (2010)
  • El contenido del silencio (2012), novel (The Content of Silence)
  • Tu corazón no está bien de la cabeza (2013), self-help (second part of "Ya no sufro por amor")
  • El contenido del silencio (2011)
  • Dios no tiene tiempo libre (2013)
  • Cuentos clásicos para chicas modernas (2013)


  1. ^ Tremlett, Giles (20 December 2011). "Spanish novelist Lucía Etxebarria quits writing in piracy protest". The Guardian.
  2. ^ "Lucía Etxebarría la lía en Twitter: "Soy superdotada y tú me odias por eso"". La Vanguardia. March 4, 2016. Retrieved January 9, 2018.

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