Date of Birth: October 4, 1949
Place of Birth: Ovalle, Limarí Province, Chile
Date of Death: April 16, 2020
Place of Death: Oviedo, Asturias, Spain
Ethnicity: Chilean [Spanish, Mapuche Indigenous]
Luis Sepúlveda was a Chilean writer, film director, journalist, and political activist. He resided in Gijón, Spain.
He was the son of Irma Calfucura and José Sepúlveda, a militant of the Chilean Communist Party. His mother’s background was Mapuche Indigenous. Luis was married to Carmen Yáñez, and had six children.
Luis’s paternal grandfather was named Gerardo Sepúlveda Tapia. Gerardo was from Andulusia, Spain.