Literary storm in Spain over ghostwriter allegations

Literary storm in Spain over ghostwriter allegations

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Nobel prizewinner and one of Spain’s most distinguished authors, Camilo Jose Cela, has been accused by journalist Tomas Garcia Yebra of using ghostwriters for the majority of his career.

Whilst conducting research for his book ‘Undoing Cela’, Yebra is said to have discovered that ghostwriters were used not only for most of the author’s career, but also to produce the novels for which Cela won Spain’s Planeta prize and National Literary prize for writing.

Cela, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1989, died in January this year at the age of 85.

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