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Lygia Fagundes Telles

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Lygia Fagundes Telles
BornLygia de Azevedo Fagundes
(1923-04-19)19 April 1923
São Paulo, Brazil
Died3 April 2022(2022-04-03) (aged 103)
São Paulo, Brazil
  • Novelist
  • writer
Notable works
  • Ciranda de Pedra (1955)
  • Antes do Baile Verde (1970)
  • As Meninas (1973)
Gofredo Telles Júnior
(m. 1947; sep. 1960)

Paulo Emílio Salles Gomes
(m. 1962; died 1977)

Lygia Fagundes da Silva Telles (née de Azevedo Fagundes; Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈliʒiə faˈɡũdʒis ˈtɛlis]; April 19, 1918[1] — April 3, 2022) was a Brazilian novelist and writer. She won the Camões Prize. She was elected as the third woman in the Brazilian Academy of Letters in 1985. She was also nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2016.[2]

Telles died on April 3, 2022 in São Paulo, Brazil two weeks before her 99th birthday.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Lygia Fagundes Telles tinha 103 anos ao morrer, não 98, revela documento; ABL diz que 'escritora preferia manter a discrição'" [Lygia Fagundes Telles was 103 years old when she died, not 98, reveals document; ABL says 'writer preferred to keep a low profile']. G1 (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved 2022-04-09.
  2. "Lygia Fagundes Telles é indicada ao Nobel de Literatura" [Lygia Fagundes Telles is nominated for a Nobel Prize in Literature] (in Portuguese). São Paulo, Brazil: Globo1. 3 February 2016. Archived from the original on 27 October 2016. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  3. "Escritora Lygia Fagundes Telles morre aos 98 anos em SP". G1 (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved 2022-04-03.