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Name: Rosa Montero  
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Date of Birth: 3rd January 1951
Place of Birth: Madrid, Spain
Profession: Writer
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Rosa Montero (born January 3, 1951 in Madrid, Spain) is an award-winning journalist for the Spanish newspaper El País and an author of contemporary feminist fiction.

Early life

Montero was born into a lower-middle class family in Cuatro Caminos, a barrio of Madrid. A bout with tuberculosis forced her to remain at home between the ages of five and nine, and she began reading and writing extensively during that time. At 17 she entered the Department of Philosophy and Letters (Facultad de Filosofía y Letras) at the Beatriz Galindo Institute of Madrid. The following year she entered the Journalism School, and during her university years, she participated in independent theater groups.

Writing career

After school, she began working as a journalist, and in 1976 she began working at El País. In 1977 she began publishing interviews in the Sunday edition of the paper, and the following year, she won the "Manuel del Arco" prize for her work, and was the first woman to receive it. She published her first novel in 1979, Crónica del desamor (Chronicle of Enmity). In 1980, she won the National Journalism prize for her articles and literary reports, and that year she was named editor in chief of the weekly version of El País.

In 1981 she published La función Delta (The Delta Function), and the following year, a collection of her interviews published in El País was released, with the title "Cinco años de país" (Country's Five Years). The novel Te trataré como una reina (I Will Treat You Like a Queen) followed in 1983 and was a commercial success, with sales closely following the works of fellow Spanish authors Vizcaíno Casas and Camilo José Cela. She was awarded the World Prize of interviews in 1987, and published Temblor (Tremor) in 1990.

Her first children's story, "El nido de los sueños" (The Nest of Dreams), was published in 1992, and in the following years she released Bella y oscura (Beautiful and Dark, 1993) and La vida desnuda (The Naked Life, 1994). In 1994 she was awarded the Journalism Prize, and in 1997 she received the Spring Novel Prize for her work El cristal de agua fría (The Cold Water Crystal). In 1999, she published Pasiones (Passions), and in 2002, Estampas bostonianas y otros viajes. In 2003, she published what she considers one of her best works, La loca de la casa (The Lunatic of the House).


  • España para ti... para siempre. (1976)
  • Crónica del desamor. (1979)
  • La función Delta. (1981)
  • Cinco años de País. (1982)
  • Paulo Pumilio. (1982)
  • Te trataré como a una reina. (1983)
  • Media naranja. (1985)
  • Amado Amo. (1988)
  • Temblor. (1990)
  • El nido de los sueños. (1991)
  • Bella y oscura. (1993)
  • La vida desnuda. (1994)
  • Historias de Mujeres. (1995)
  • Entrevistas. (1996)
  • La hija del caníbal. (1997)
  • Montserrat Roig. (1997)
  • Amantes y enemigos. (1998)
  • El viaje fantástico de Bárbara. (1998)
  • Las barbaridades de Bárbara. (1998)
  • Bárbara contra el doctor Colmillos. (1998)
  • La asesina de insectos. (1998)
  • Parece tan dulce. (1998)
  • Pasiones. (1999)
  • Sólo los peces muertos siguen el curso del río. (1999)
  • La loca de la casa. (2003)
  • Historia del rey transparente. (2005)

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