Saturday, 11 April 2009

Corín Tellado, 1926-2009

Last year I wrote about Corín Tellado, Spain's most popular romance writer. She became big in the Sixties and was as notable for her output (averaging sixty titles a year) as for the fact that she was an independent, successful woman in a country that had yet to break from it's machista past. Today it's been reported that she has died.

While I have never read one of Tellado's works, I have to admire her output and contribution to Spanish pop culture. With a total of about 4,000 titles and 400 million sales, she was an institution, still writing up to the day of her death. El País reported she was the second most read author in Spanish after Cervantes. Good job, Ms. Tellado!

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