Saturday, April 11, 2009

Corin Tellado- Pro-prolific Author Dead

It just came up in Yahoo news that Corin Tellado, a Spanish romance author, died today at age 81. Apparently she'd written over 4000 novels. That's right 4000! Quality aside, how is that quantity even possible? Some of the comments following the story questioned if it was a typo; surely they'd meant 400 (which would still be remarkable if you ask me). But a quick search on the Internet finds almost everyone quoting the same number. There's a huge bibliography on her Wikipedia entry but I don't think it's complete. There's somewhere around 1000 listed I guess, but the only one with the energy to count them died earlier today.

What's perhaps even more surprising is that there's someone out there with over 4000 books to her credit and I'm only now having heard of her.


Teena in Toronto said...

I saw that too. I can't imagine writing 4000 books!

I just finished my 18th Canadian book:

I.J. Parnham said...

Just done the math - that's a novel every 138 hours of elapsed time, or, only deducting time for sleep, 500 words an hours for life. It's has to be a typo...!

Remi said...

I guess it all depends on length. Most of the Harlequins don't look to be that big. I don't think she ever did any Stephen King worth doorstoppers.

Remi said...

Oops. Steven King worthy, that is.

Anonymous said...

Believe it or not it's true.
I have read many many of her novels since I was a young girl in South America in Spanish ofcourse.
I was such a fan of hers that my daughter born in May/1977 was named CORIN after Corin Tellado.
Her novels were so so romantic and they made you feel like you were part of the story, every romantic story was so unique...I'll miss her...always.Her novels are still in Vanidades a magazine.MP