But what’s much more fun is the outrage:
Female Spanish thriller writer Carmen Mola revealed to be three men
And? Given that the entire field is about made up stories the problem is?
Beatriz Gimeno, a feminist, writer, activist – and former head of one of Spain’s national equality bodies, the Women’s Institute – attacked the men for creating a female persona in their publicity for Carmen Mola books, over several years.
“Quite apart from using a female pseudonym, these guys have spent years doing interviews. It’s not just the name – it’s the fake profile that they’ve used to take in readers and journalists. They are scammers,” she said on Twitter.
There goes the sound of a less successful writer screaming “Why the hell didn’t I think of that?”
Last year, a regional branch of the Women’s Institute recommended one of Mola’s works as part of a selection of books by female authors including Margaret Atwood that could “help us understand the reality and the experiences of women in different periods of history and contribute to raising awareness about rights and freedoms”.
Perhaps the correct reaction is to celebrate the manner in which at least some men are fully in touch with their feminine side.