Manuel de Lope

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Manuel de Lope studied Engineering and Economics in Madrid. In 1969 he was forced into exile to France for political reasons, where he obtained a post as a reader of Spanish at the University of Montpellier. There he began to write. He published his first story in ‘Revista de Occidente’. Later he lived in Geneva and Brighton, settling later in Aix-en-Provence, France. For a time, he worked for an art dealer. He worked from 1984 to 1994 in the Opinion section in ‘El País’, with a monthly article, and he has made several reports in ‘El País Semanal’, ‘ABC’ and other national publications. In 1993, after nearly twenty-five years outside of Spain and with several novels and autobiographical books to his credit, he returned definitively to Madrid.



Carlos Barral discovered him and published his first book, Albertina in the country of the Garamantes (1978). In 1993, after nearly twenty five years out of Spain and several novels and autobiographical books under his belt, finally returned to Madrid.

In 1998, Manuel de Lope was awarded with the prize Premio Primavera de Novel, for his novel The Pilgrims Pearls.