Rosa Montero (1951) is a Spanish journalist and author of contemporary fiction. She has won quite a number of prizes for her work as a journalist. Montero's first novel - “Chronicle of Enmity”, was published in 1979, and her second - “I Will Treat You Like a Queen”, followed in 1983, had commercial success. In 1997 Montero received the “Spring Novel” Prize for her work “The Cannibal's Daughter”. In 2003 she published what she considers as one of her best works - “The Lunatic of the House", that won the "Que Leer" Prize for the best book published in Spain in 2003, and the "Grinzane Cavour" Prize for the best foreign book published in Italy in 2004. Her "Story of the Transparent King", released in 2005, also won the "Que Leer" Prize for the best book published in Spain in 2005.
Rosa Montero has written also children's stories, including “The Nest of Dreams” (1992), “Beautiful and Dark” (1993) and “The Naked Life” (1994).