Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Adiós Corín Tellado

The queen of the romance novel, “la novela rosa” passed away this Saturday, April 11. She published more than 4,000 novels and sold more than 400-million books which have been translated into several languages. She is listed in the 1994 Guinness World Records as having sold the most books written in Spanish. She published her first novel, Atrevida, in 1946 and finished her last novel this Wednesday.

Her novels were best sellers in Spain and Latin America. Many radionovelas, fotonovelas and telenovelas were based on her works. Our abuelas and mothers fell in love reading Corín Tellado.

Her real name was María del Socorro Tellado López. She was born on April 25, 1927 at Viavélez, Asturias, Spain. At the age of 81, Corín Tellado passed away and left us many stories that we will share for many years to come.

Descanse en paz

For more information about Corín Tellado, visit her website

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