Soledad Puertolas

Soledad Puertolas

Spanish writer
Date of Birth: 03.02.1974
Country: Spain

  1. Biography of Soledad Puertolas
  2. Writing Career and Awards
  3. Personal Life
  4. Cielo nocturno (Night Sky)

Biography of Soledad Puertolas

Soledad Puertolas was born in Zaragoza, Spain on February 3, 1947. At the age of 14, she moved to Madrid with her family. She studied journalism and political science. After getting married, she lived for several years in Trondheim, Norway, and Santa Barbara, California. Upon returning to Madrid, she gradually became known as a writer.

Soledad Puertolas

Writing Career and Awards

In 1979, Puertolas received the Sesame Prize for her work "Well-Armed Bandit." This was followed by several prestigious awards, including the Planeta Prize in 1989, the Glauca Prize in 2001, and the Aragonese Literature Prize in 2003. Her writing has garnered critical acclaim and recognition both in Spain and internationally.

Personal Life

Soledad Puertolas is married and has two children. She currently resides in Pozuelo de Alarcon, Madrid.

Cielo nocturno (Night Sky)

Puertolas' novel "Cielo nocturno" (Night Sky), published in 2008 by Anagrama, explores the moments of childhood, adolescence, and youth that later become our past. It delves into the integrity of perception and the boundaries of personal resilience in the face of others' demands. Throughout the novel, the theme of conflict between the external world and the inner self, and the necessity of personal freedom, is prevalent.