Tuesday, July 06, 2021

Tuesday, July 06, 2021 12:47 am by M. in , ,    No comments

Several Latin American and US news outlets publish the obituary of the Cuban (romance) author and screenwriter, Delia Fiallo (1924-2021):

Delia Fiallo, the Cuban-born television writer known throughout Latin America as the “mother of the telenovela,” the addictively melodramatic Spanish-language cousin to the American soap opera, died on Tuesday at her home in Coral Gables, Fla. She was 96. (Penelope Green in The New York Times)

She wrote more than forty telenovelas, including the Venezuelan 1976 Cumbres Borrascosas where she retold Emily Brontë's novel in just forty-eight episodes.

EDIT (9/07/2021) : The Independent also publishes an obituary.


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