Writer Javier Marias died. This was confirmed by the Spanish Minister of Culture Miquel Iceta. He was 70 and would die of the consequences of pneumonia. Among the major contemporary Spanish authors, he was born in Madrid on September 20, 1951. Graduated in philosophy, he achieved international success in 1992 with “A heart so white”, which was followed by works such as “Tomorrow in the battle think of me”, “When I was mortal”, “The sentimental man”, up to the most recent “Tomas Nevinson”. Novels and short stories with which he won the major European literary awards. Writer Javier Marías died. The news was confirmed by the Spanish Minister of Culture Miquel Iceta. He was 70 years old. Translator, journalist, essayist, in Italy his work is published by Einaudi. Marías had received many of the most important international awards, including the Bottari Lattes Grinzane International Award, the Rómulo Gallegos Award, the Prix Femina Etranger.
He was also a translator and journalist
The latest in order of time, in June, the Gregor von Rezzori prize. ” One book at a time, Javier Marias – we read in the motivation for that recognition – has shown that the novel still has the power to bend this rhythm of the world, make it slow down to almost stop it. But it is not just a question of rhythm and not even the simple desire to go against the tide. Instead, it is the need for a different time, the time needed to dig deeper, almost a warning that reminds us to continue to cultivate broad thoughts ”. Marias was also a translator, journalist, essayist. In Italy his work is published by Einaudi.