Spanish writer Javier Marías died of pneumonia at the age of 70

The Spanish writer Javier Marías, whose work has been translated into more than 40 languages ​​and in nearly 60 countries, died Sunday in Madrid at the age of 70 following pneumonia, announced his house of ‘editing.

With enormous sadness, on behalf of us and the family, we regret to announce that our great author and friend Javier Marías passed away this afternoon in Madrid.“, said in a press release its publishing house, Alfaguara.

The statement states that he was suffering “since a few weeks“pneumonia”which has worsened in recent hours“. According to the quotient El Mundoit was pneumonia “caused by Covid“and which led to his hospitalization for many months.

Born on September 20, 1951 in Madrid, this Madrilenian, considered one of the great authors of contemporary Spanish literature, has sold several million copies of his books around the world.

Author of dozens of novels, short stories and essays, Javier Marías, who was also an editor, translator and journalist, published notably with Rivages editions The Oxford Novel (1989) A heart so white (1992) and Tomorrow in battle think of me (1994), but also Like the loves (2011) at Gallimard. He is also the author of a remarkable trilogy, your face tomorrow, nearly 2,000 pages long and completed in 2010. Last year he published his 16th novel, Tomas Nevinson.

Appointed member of the Royal Spanish Academy in 2006, he spoke remarkable French and English. A cinephile and fan of Real Madrid, Javier Marías was also, despite his republican ideas, the sovereign of the fictitious kingdom of Redonda, “title” in front of his name to an islet in the Lesser Antilles.

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