María Estévez

María Estévez

at her home in Los Angeles, California


María is a writer and journalist from Madrid who, from early on, established a desire to travel and tell stories of characters she encountered on her journey. She moved to London first, then New York, and now lives in Los Angeles where, for almost 20 years, her creative nest has become the inspiration for her work. She mainly writes for magazines such as Vogue, Conde Nast Traveler, Glamour and more, and uses her years of experience in the field to connect the busy film industry in Hollywood to readers overseas in Spain and other countries, and also was asked to be part of the New York Winter Film Festival.

Her early studies proved that the college system wasn’t quite right for her, and she got her first job even before finishing her first year. Although she did graduate, by that time she had already worked for many important media agencies and magazines, to the extent that achieving a degree became a secondary objective. As she had proved to herself, actually doing the job would open up avenues for her to establish herself as a journalist and, later on, a novelist.

Two mentors, to whom she is eternally grateful, helped her at the start, Pepe Oneto and Sandra del Río pushed her relentlessly to become the writer she is now. About to publish her second novel, María looks back and can clearly see the evolution of her writing, and the steps that led her to where she is now. She is a journalist who can seamlessly identify the life experiences of others with those of her own, through the process of interview; after all, what she likes more than anything else is to find individuals' stories to tell. And, as we know, the world is full of them.