Luis Sepúlveda

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Luis Sepúlveda
Born(1949-10-04)October 4, 1949
DiedApril 16, 2020(2020-04-16) (aged 70)
Alma materUniversity of Chile
Occupation(s)Writer, journalist

Luis Sepúlveda Calfucura (October 4, 1949 – April 16, 2020) was a Chilean writer and journalist.[1]

In 1988 he won the Tigre Juan Award for his novel Un viejo que leía novelas de amor,[2] and in 2009 he won the Premio Primavera de Novela for his novel La sombra de lo que fuimos.[3]

On March 1, 2020, he was confirmed as the first man in the Asturias, Spain infected by COVID-19, following travel in Portugal.[4] He died from the infection on April 16, 2020.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Luis Sepúlveda", Retrieved 6 August 2016
  2. "El Ayuntamiento suprime el premio Tigre Juan por culpa de la crisis" [The Council Cancels the Tigre Juan Award Due to the Crisis]. El Comercio (in Spanish). Oviedo. EFE. 21 October 2009. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  3. "Entrevista con Luis Sepúlveda: Premio Primavera de Novela por 'La sombra de lo que fuimos'", El País, 3 April 2009. Retrieved 6 August 2016
  4. "El escritor chileno Luis Sepúlveda, primer afectado por coronavirus en Asturias", El País, 1 March 2020.
  5. El escritor chileno Luis Sepúlveda muere con coronavirus en Oviedo (in Spanish)