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Esquivel, Laura

Born: 1950 AD
Currently alive, at 64 years of age.

Nationality: Mexican
Categories: Writers


1950 - Born on September 30th in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico. Laura Esquivel is the award-winning author of Like Water for Chocolate, which has sold more than four and a half million copies around the world in 35 languages, as well as The Law of Love and Between Two Fires.

1975 - Married to film director Alfonso Arau.

1989-1992 - She is best known for Like Water for Chocolate, an imaginative and compelling combination of novel and cookbook, published in Spanish Mexico and in English.

1993 - The movie version, written by Esquivel, was released and became one of the largest grossing foreign films ever released in the US; and in Mexico it won the Mexican Academy of Motion Pictures award.

1996 - Wrote the book The Law of Love.

2001-2006 - She was the author of the books, Swift as Desire, Between Two Fires: Intimate Writings on Life, Love, Food and Flavor, An Appetite for Passion and Malinche.


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