The writer Javier Marías dies at the age of 70

The writer Javier Marías has died this Saturday at the age of 70 in Madrid due to complications from pneumonia that has kept him hospitalized for more than a month, as reported by ABC.

Marías (Mardrid, 1951) was also a full member of the Royal Spanish Academy since 2008 and in December 2021 he was elected an international member of the Royal Society of Literature, a UK charity that includes several international writers.

The family of Javier Marías distributed a brief statement on August 14 through the Alfaguara publishing house, explaining that the writer suffered from "a lung condition" from which he was "in the process of recovering."

Marías is the author of a total of 16 novels with which he has collected many awards. Among these works: 'El hombre sentimental', Ennio Flaiano Award; 'All Souls', City of Barcelona Award; 'Corazón tan blanco', Critics' Award, IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, Prix l'Oeil et la Lettre; or 'Tomorrow in battle think of me', Rómulo Gallegos Prize, Prix Femina Étranger, Mondello Prize, and Fastenrath Prize.

One of the first to react to the death was the Minister of Culture, Miquel Iceta. "His work of him will keep him alive in our memory," he wrote on Twitter.

Rest in peace. His work will keep him alive in our memory ||| The writer Javier Marías dies at the age of 70 via @Laser

– Miquel Iceta Llorens / ❤️ (@miqueliceta) September 11, 2022

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