Juan Goytisolo

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Juan Goytisolo
Born Juan Goytisolo Gay[1]
(1931-01-05)5 January 1931
Barcelona, Spain
Died 4 June 2017(2017-06-04) (aged 86)
Marrakech, Morocco
Occupation Novelist, short story writer, poet, essayist
Nationality Spanish
Period 1954-2017
Literary movement Post-Modernism
Notable work(s) Count Julian
Notable award(s) Miguel de Cervantes Prize
Spouse(s) Monique Lange
Relative(s) Luis 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.

Goytisolo was gay.[2] He was married to screenwriter Monique Lange until her death in 1996.[3]

On 24 of November of 2014 he was granted the 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.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. El País Retrieved 2010-07-16.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Muere el escritor Juan Goytisolo en Marrakech (Spanish)
  3. Kirkup, James (4 December 1996). "Obituary: Monique Lange". The Independent. Retrieved 4 June 2017. 

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