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When author Carmen Mola won Spain's largest literary prize, readers learned her true identities

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(From 2nd-L) Winners of Spain's 2021 Premio Planeta award Jorge Diaz, Antonio Mercero and Augustin Martinez receive the trophy for their novel "La Bestia", written under the pseudonym Carmen Mola during the ceremony of the 70th edition of the "Premio Planeta" award, in Barcelona on Oct. 15, 2021. (Josep Lago/AFP via Getty Images)
(From 2nd-L) Winners of Spain's 2021 Premio Planeta award Jorge Diaz, Antonio Mercero and Augustin Martinez receive the trophy for their novel "La Bestia", written under the pseudonym Carmen Mola during the ceremony of the 70th edition of the "Premio Planeta" award, in Barcelona on Oct. 15, 2021. (Josep Lago/AFP via Getty Images)
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In Spain, a major dustup is happening over writer Carmen Mola, a Spanish novelist known for her dark thrillers. Mola recently won the largest literary prize in Spain — and with it, her true identity has been revealed.

Mola is not a woman but rather three men.

María Ramírez, deputy managing editor of the Spanish news outlet elDiario.es, tells us more.

This segment aired on October 26, 2021.

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