Laura Martínez Belli

SPAIN, 1975

Laura Martínez-Belli was born in Barcelona, the daughter of Spanish and Nicaraguan parents, and has lived in Panama, Spain and Mexico. After spending a brief time studying Information Sciences she moved onto History of Art, a field in which she has worked for museums, cultural institutions and art galleries in Madrid and Mexico City. Her novels have reached the top of bestseller lists and have been translated into several different languages. She currently lives in Madrid and combines her writing work with teaching.

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By Laura Martínez Belli

  • The Wounded Table

    NOVEL, 2023

    Mexico, 1935. After discovering that Diego Rivera has cheated on her with her sister Cristina, Frida Kahlo is plunged into a state of depression also related to her infertility. She draws on the...

  • The Other Isabel

    NOVEL, 2021

    The story of Moctezuma's only heir as never before told. 1521, the Aztec empire is collapsing. Tecuixpo, Moctezuma's favourite daughter, is imprisoned by the same Spanish conquistadores who...

  • The Empress

    NOVEL, 2017

    1863. Carlota takes the reins of a fading Second Empire and will not rest until she wins the support of the conservative forces of Europe even if that goes against her ideals. But something else...

  • The final page

    NOVEL, 2014

    After a life full of disillusionment, Soledad is hired to preserve the memory of an eccentric man in a Memory Bank. The pay is good, the work is linked to her literary vocation, and the man is...

  • The Two Lives of Floria

    NOVEL, 2012

    What would it be like if at every critical moment in our lives, when we are at our weakest and most vulnerable we needed to be planted in a pot to recover our vitality and energy? In this...

  • The Thief of Chalices

    NOVEL, 2010

  • In Case I Never See You Again

    NOVEL, 2008

    Mexico in the early 20th century: while revolutionary winds blow ever stronger, little Mercedes' childhood comes to an abrupt end when her mother sells her to a brothel. Transformed into a young...

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