Awarded the Premio Nacional de las Letras in 2017, the writer and journalist Rosa Montero studied journalism and psychology. She worked with independent theatre companies such as Canon and Tábano, with whom she premiered the work Castañuela 70 in 1970. Since 1970 she has worked with various news media (Fotogramas, Pueblo, Posible, Hermano Lobo) and since 1977 she has worked exclusively for El País, acting as editor in chief of the Sunday supplement in 1980 and 1981. In 1978 she won the Mundo de Entrevistas prize, in 1980 the Premio Nacional de Periodismo in the category of reports and literary articles and in 2005 the award from the Asociación de la Prensa de Madrid for lifelong achievement.
As a fiction writer, her publications include: Crónica del desamor (1979), La función Delta (1981), La hija del caníbal (1997, Premio Primavera de Novela), El corazón del Tártaro (2001), La loca de la casa (2003, Premio Qué Leer and Premio Grinzane Cavour), Historia del rey transparente (2005, Premio Qué Leer), Instrucciones para salvar el mundo (2008), Lágrimas en la lluvia (2011, with a comic version), La ridícula idea de no volver a verte (2013, Premio de la Crítica de Madrid) and El peso del corazón (2015). She has also published the book of stories Amantes y enemigos (1998) and two biographical essays, Historias de mujeres (1995, augmented version in 2018) and Pasiones (1999), as well as children’s stories and compilations of interviews and articles. Her works have been translated into more than twenty languages.
Her latest publications are the novels La carne (2016) and Los tiempos del odio (2018) and the selection of interviews El arte de la entrevista. 40 años de preguntas y respuestas (2019). In 2016 she received the VII Premio José Luis Sampedro from the Getafe Negro Festival.
The conversation will be accompanied by the projection of videos and images relating to our guest’s career.