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Elisabeth Benavent

Elizabeth Benavent


This is the story of a girl who determined to inform only for herself these tales that as a toddler made her dream of being a author. In alternate, she agreed to dwell an extended life. ordered as head of Communication in one of many nation's largest consulting companies whereas, in non-public, he stored his seven unpublished originals that he didn’t dare to share. But in 2013 that modified: regardless of the laughter of her colleagues (who made enjoyable of her writing romantic novels) she determined to self-publish a type of originals: In Valeria's sneakers. “I posted it on the Internet for 2.68 euros. “Who was I to sell a book for more money,” she says sarcastically. And immediately it occurred. The downloads started and right away his first publishing contract arrived. Elísabet Benavent (Valencia, 1984) remembers that that surprising success appeared so unbelievable that he thought it might keep there. But the second contract quickly arrived and 10 months later he left the workplace. A call that he meditated along with his dad and mom: “I needed someone to confirm to me that she was not crazy. If there was no water in the pool, it was my time to hit my head against the ground.” There was no catastrophe. The Benavent phenomenon had simply begun.

Today, only a decade later, Benavent has bought greater than 4.5 million copies and the diversifications of a few of his works, made by Netflix, have climbed to the highest spot of probably the most seen Spanish fiction on the planet. All, with out abandoning for a second his conviction that the romantic novel not solely has a spot amongst readers and viewers, however that it may be a dependable interpretation of so many tales of women and men of the twenty first century.

Benavent insists on this interview Talent on board, the undertaking promoted by Iberia to make Spanish expertise seen, to interrupt down the prejudices that exist in the direction of romantic comedy, nonetheless pigeonholed by many in a frivolous, gentle, candy or low cultural style. “Years ago you saw many books covered in white paper on public transport because people hid what they read. There is still a certain modesty on the part of the reader when it comes to admitting that he consumes this literature. His verdict is clear: “I do not believe in the intellectual superiority of some genres over others. The public is sovereign and decides what it reads,” he provides. She is satisfied that such a work has modified lately and has separated itself from poisonous behaviors to “teach new generations what they do not have to endure in a relationship.”

The author, holding an award from her writer, Suma de Letras, after reaching two million readers. Photos: COURTED BY ELÍSABET BENAVENT

Benavent is photographed selling his novel 'All these issues that I’ll let you know tomorrow', with which the central Callao metro station (Madrid) was wallpapered.

The writer, with household and buddies watching the premiere of the collection 'Valeria' on Netflix.

Benavent (within the middle) with the actors Álvaro Mel and Anna Castillo, through the filming of 'A Perfect Tale' in Greece.

In 2019, Netflix approached him about adapting his first books to the display screen in a collection titled Valeria and grow to be govt producer. The audiovisual large was additionally enamored of this character, a author mired in a inventive block who finds help in her three greatest buddies. The success resulted in a four-season renewal. Years later the film arrived we had been songs and in 2023 An ideal story, probably the most watched non-English talking collection on the platform. The Valencian feedback that every of those premieres produces the identical vertigo in her abdomen as considering any of her novels within the window of a bookstore.

An inveterate reader because of her older sister, whom she defines as her true mentor, Benavent summarizes her routine in studying from different authors and by no means stopping her rotary. In 10 years he has printed 24 books; the twenty-fifth scheduled for this June. She confesses that the key of such a rhythm is sacrificing hours of sleep, however as she herself provides: “When I'm not writing I'm thinking about what I'm going to write.”

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