Javier Marias dies; the Spanish writer was 70 years old

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Javier Marias dies;  the Spanish writer was 70 years old
Javier Marías dies, who was going to have his birthday on September 20. Photo: Reuters

pass away the writer Javier Mariasas confirmed by Editorial Alfaguara this Sunday. It transpired that this famous novelist He was 70 years old, and the cause of his death was derived from an affectation that afflicted him, and that finally, his body no longer resisted.

What did Javier Marías die of?

Alfaguarahighlighted that Javier Mariasthis important writer, dies in the city of Madrid, Spainand he did it because of a pneumonia:

“With great sadness, from Alfaguara and on behalf of his family, we regret to inform you that this afternoon our great author and friend Javier Marías has passed away in Madrid, suffering from pneumonia that he had suffered for a few weeks and that was complicated in the last few weeks. hours.”

Editorial Alfaguara, in a statement

Who was Javier Marias?

Javier Mariaswho shared pleasant moments with celebrities such as Mario Vargas Llosawas a writer and one of the spanish novelists most celebrated in recent decades.

He was published in more than 40 languagesand in about 60 countrieswhich is why it is known as one of the writers most celebrated of Spanish literature. He wrote 16 novelsbetween them:

  • “The sentimental man” (Ennio Flaiano Award)
  • “All Souls” (City of Barcelona Award)
  • “Thomas Nevinson” (Gregor von Rezzori Prize)

What other awards was the Spanish writer?

Today, Javier Marias diesbut we remind you of some of the many acknowledgments he received during his career, including the Nelly Sachs Award; the Grinzane Cavour and Alberto Moravia Awards; and The America Award. In 2016 he was named Literary Lion by the New York Public Library. His name was also a regular in the last pools of the Nobel Prize for Literature.

In addition, he was a member of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) and in 2021 he was elected an International Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature (RSL), the charity of the United Kingdom for the promotion of literature.

In a statement, the RAEwho described him as “one of the greatest novelists in the Spanish language”, recalled his career as a professor of Spanish literature Y Translation Theory at Oxford University (1983-1985), at Wellesley College in Massachusetts (1984) and at the Complutense University of Madrid (1986-1990) and also that he was knighted in the Order of Arts and Letters of France.

  • Javier Marias dies before his 71st birthday, which would have been the next September 20.