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Javier Marías

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Javier Marías
Marías in 2008
Marías in 2008
BornJavier Marías Franco
(1951-09-20)20 September 1951
Madrid, Spain
Died11 September 2022(2022-09-11) (aged 70)
Madrid, Spain
  • Novelist
  • translator
  • columnist
Notable worksAll Souls, A Heart So White, Tomorrow In The Battle Think On Me, Your Face Tomorrow

Javier Marías Franco (20 September 1951 – 11 September 2022) was a Spanish novelist, translator, and columnist.[1] His best known works were A Heart So White (Corazón tan blanco, 1992) and Tomorrow in the Battle Think on Me (Mañana en la batalla piensa en mí, 1994).[2] He was one of Spain's most popular novelists.[3]

He was honored with the Rómulo Gallegos Prize (1994), the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award (1997), the International Nonino Prize (2011), and the Austrian State Prize for European Literature (2011).[4]

Marías died of problems caused by COVID-19 in Madrid, on 11 September 2022, nine days before his 71st birthday.[3][5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Nicholas Wroe (22 February 2013). "Javier Marías: a life in writing". The Guardian. Retrieved February 23, 2013.
  2. "Javier Marías | Penguin Random House". PenguinRandomhouse.com. Retrieved 2020-12-05.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Spanish novelist Javier Marias dies aged 70". SWI swissinfo.ch. Archived from the original on 2022-09-11. Retrieved 2022-09-11.
  4. Kingsford-Smith, Andrew. "10 of the Best Contemporary Spanish Authors". Culture Trip. Retrieved 2020-12-05.
  5. Mendoza, Eduardo (2022-09-11). "Javier Marías, un triste recuerdo". El País (in Spanish). Retrieved 2022-09-11.