The writer Fernando Marías dies at the age of 63
Fernando Marías has died this Saturday night at the age of 63 in Madrid. The writer, born in Bilbao in 1958, moved to Madrid in 1975 to study cinema. Recently, in 2021, he had published burn this book.
The writer was awarded throughout his career with, among others, the Nadal Prize, in 2001, with The Colonel's Boythe Primavera Prize, in 2010, with All the love and almost all the death or the Dulce Chacón Prize for Spanish narrative, in 2004, with Invasive.
In addition to books, Fernando Marías also wrote film scripts, such as the middle name (2001), the miraculous light (2004) and Biography of a woman's corpse (2020). Or was he editor of Frankenstein Resurrected (2018) or Like you (2019).
Through social networks, people from his environment, such as the writers Manuel Vilas or Espido Freire, have echoed the news.
"My friend the writer Fernando Marías, the best of men, a heart of gold, has died," the poet and writer Manuel Vilas, winner of the Planeta 2019 award, posted on Twitter.
"Today is the day of the most intense pain: later the empty ones will arrive. His immense talent, the warmth of his friendship, his always original vision on any topic. The crazy plans (with him nothing was impossible) interrupted," another wrote. of her friends from the literary world, Espido Freire, on this social network.
The Minister of Culture of the Community of Madrid, Marta Rivera de la Cruz, has also lamented the death of the writer on her personal Twitter account, where she has written: "Today I wake up with the terrible news of the death of Fernando Marías. It was the most generous man in the world. Today many people cry for him. Me too"