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‘A great publicity stunt,’ Margaret Atwood says of three male authors who posed as Spanish female writer Carmen Mola

‘A great publicity stunt,’ Margaret Atwood says of three male authors who posed as Spanish female writer Carmen Mola

The co-founder of the Carol Shields Prize for Fiction says the three male authors who have been posing as Spanish female crime writer Carmen Mola should return the money they received for a big book prize – or donate it to a women’s literary cause.

Carmen Mola: Female thriller writer awarded biggest cash prize in literature turns out to be three men

Carmen Mola: Female thriller writer awarded biggest cash prize in literature turns out to be three men

Carmen Mola, the pseudonymous Spanish female writer of crime thrillers, has been revealed to be three middle-aged men. Agustín Martínez, Jorge Díaz, and Antonio Mercero revealed their identity while receiving the 2021 Planeta Award and a cheque of €1 million (£843,488).

Female writer awarded prestigious literary prize turns out to be three men

Female writer awarded prestigious literary prize turns out to be three men

It’s one of the biggest literary plot twists of the year. During the Planeta awards in Spain , author Carmen Mola was announced as the winner of the 1 million euro award. But audience members, including Spain’s King Felipe VI, were shocked to see three men, Agustin Martinez, Jorge Diaz, and Antonio Mercero, accept the award and reveal that Mola is a collective, gender-swapped pseudonym, according to the Guardian.

Chi è la scrittrice Carmen Mola, la Elena Ferrante spagnola

Chi è la scrittrice Carmen Mola, la Elena Ferrante spagnola

Ha appena vinto il premio Planeta da 1 milione di euro, ma chi è davvero la scrittrice spagnola Carmen Mola?

The truth about Spain’s mystery novelist Carmen Mola: ‘We did not hide behind a woman, just behind a name’

The truth about Spain’s mystery novelist Carmen Mola: ‘We did not hide behind a woman, just behind a name’

The three men who wrote ‘La bestia,’ the thriller that won this year’s Planeta Prize, deny claims that they used a female pseudonym as a marketing strategy.

Carmen Mola zdobyła prestiżową nagrodę literacką. Okazało się, że to trzej mężczyźni

Carmen Mola zdobyła prestiżową nagrodę literacką. Okazało się, że to trzej mężczyźni

Kapituła nagrody literackiej Planeta – drugiej pod względem znaczenia po Nagrodzie Cervantesa w krajach języka hiszpańskiego i najwyższa na świecie pod względem finansowym (czek opiewa na milion euro) – zdecydowała się przyznać tegoroczną nagrodę Carmen Moli, autorce powieści „Bestia”.

Carmen Mola was a popular Spanish novelist. Three male writers made her up

Carmen Mola was a popular Spanish novelist. Three male writers made her up

Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction. It certainly was in Spain last week. During an event to award the country’s prestigious Planeta literary prize, the famed but reclusive crime novelist Carmen Mola was actually revealed to be the creation of three male writers.

La polémica del Premio Planeta dispara el interés por todos los libros de Carmen Mola

La polémica del Premio Planeta dispara el interés por todos los libros de Carmen Mola

Los ecos de la polémica genera después de anunciarse el Premio Planeta de este año y descubrirse que tras el pseudónimo de Carmen Mola en realidad había tres hombres (Jorge Díaz, Agustín Martínez y Antonio Mercero) no dejan de resonar tanto en los medios como en las redes sociales.

Secretive writer ‘Carmen Mola’ revealed to be three men

Secretive writer ‘Carmen Mola’ revealed to be three men

(CNN) — Spain’s literary world has been thrown into chaos after a coveted book prize was awarded to “Carmen Mola” — a female thriller writer who turned out to be the pseudonym of three men.

Prize-Winning Female Spanish Novelist Exposed as Male Screenwriting Trio

Prize-Winning Female Spanish Novelist Exposed as Male Screenwriting Trio

The Spanish literary world was rocked on Friday night by the revelation that one of the country’s most celebrated female novelists, Carmen Mola, was in fact a work of fiction. Her books are the work of three male screenwriters: Jorge Díaz, Agustín Martínez and Antonio Mercero.

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