Mallorquí, José

José Mallorquí Figueroa (Barcelona, 1913 – Madrid, 1972) wrote popular novels of all genres, including sports, but he is best remembered for his dedication to Western novels. He began his career as a translator, and it was through working in this field that he learned how to write them (among many authors, he translated Agatha Christie, whose books were published by Molino). He was an extraordinary creator of characters, which multiplied in novels and radio dramas, and he must have greatly enjoyed living some of their lives. His most famous protagonist was El Coyote, of which 192 issues were published. The first adventure of this character was written in 1943, the same year as 10 Little Puppies.

Self-portrait of the author