Rosa Montero has been a consistently bestselling novelist and renowned journalist since the 1970s. She has also published children’s stories, travel writing, interviews, essays and other non-fictional or semi-fictional work. She was born in 1951 into a lower-middle class family living in the Cuatro Caminos area of Madrid. Her father, a

banderillero

or bullfighter’s assistant, gave up his occupation when she was five years old to set up a brickworks. Rosa suffered from tuberculosis and anaemia as a child and for four years of her young life was unable to attend school. Writing became a means of keeping herself entertained and has consequently always been associated with play in the author’s mind. She reflects at length on the personal significance she attaches to reading and the…

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Citation: Lonsdale, Laura. "Rosa Montero". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 03 January 2013 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=13160, accessed 15 June 2024.]

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