Juan Goytisolo

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Juan Goytisolo
BornJuan Goytisolo Gay[1]
(1931-01-05)5 January 1931
Barcelona, Spain
Died4 June 2017(2017-06-04) (aged 86)
Marrakech, Morocco
OccupationNovelist, short story writer, poet, essayist
Literary movementPost-Modernism
Notable worksCount Julian
Notable awardsMiguel de Cervantes Prize
SpouseMonique Lange
RelativesLuis Goytisolo, José Agustín

Juan Goytisolo Gay (5 January 1931 – 4 June 2017) was a Spanish poet, essayist, and novelist. He lived in Marrakech from 1997 until his death in 2017. He was considered Spain's greatest living writer at the beginning of the 21st century, yet he lived abroad since the 1950s.

His younger brother was writer and political prisoner Luis Goytisolo.[2]

Goytisolo was bisexual.[3] He was married to screenwriter Monique Lange until her death in 1996.[4]

On 24 of November of 2014 he was granted the Miguel de Cervantes Prize, the most prestigious literary award in the Spanish-speaking world.

Goytisolo died on 4 June 2017 at his Marrakech, Morocco home at the age of 86.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. El País Retrieved 2010-07-16.
  2. "Luis Goytisolo, el novelista que "escribe con los pies"" (in Spanish). El Diario. 25 October 2015. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Muere el escritor Juan Goytisolo en Marrakech (in Spanish)
  4. Kirkup, James (4 December 1996). "Obituary: Monique Lange". The Independent. Retrieved 4 June 2017.

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