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Toti Martínez de Lezea (Vitoria, 1949) is one of the most popular contemporary writers of historical fiction in Spain and the Basque Country’s best-selling author. She has worked as a translator, playwright and television screenwriter for twenty  years.
Her first novel La calle de la judería (Ttarttalo) was published in 1998, paving the way for a string of highly successful works such as La herbolera (Ttarttalo), La abadesa (Maeva), La comunera (Maeva), El verdugo de dios (Maeva), A la sombra del templo (Maeva), El jardín de la oca (Maeva), Placeres Reales (Maeva), La Universal (Maeva, 2010), Veneno para la corona (Erein, 2011) with print runs of over 50,000 copies each.
She won the Euskadi de Plata prize in 2000 and the Pluma de Plata prize in 2001 and 2002. Martinez de Lezea uses modern prose to describe the lives of ordinary people in the Middle Ages.

"Possibly one of the most important authors of historical novels in this country." Que Leer (2007)

Laure Merle d´Aubigné - Literary Agent - A.C.E.R. - C/ Amor de Dios 1 - 28014 Madrid - Spain