The great Spanish writer Javier Marías died of pneumonia

The writer Javier Marias, one of the Spanish novelists most celebrated in recent decades, Fdied this Sunday in Madrid at age 70 because from pneumonia, its editorial told AFP.

With great sadness, from Alfaguara and on behalf of his family, We regret to inform you that this afternoon Our great author and friend Javier Marías has died in Madrid, suffering from pneumonia who suffered for a few weeks and that it was complicated in the last hours, ”said the publisher in a statement.

Published in more than 40 languages ​​and in nearly 60 countries, Javier Marías was one of the writers most celebrated in Spanish literature.

wrote sixteen novels, between them the sentimental man (Ennio Flaiano Award), all the souls (City of Barcelona Award), heart so white (Critics Award, Berta Isla) (Critics Award, Dulce Chacón Award, Best Book of the Year in Babelia and Tomás Nevinson (Gregor von Rezzori Award).

During his career he received several awards.including the award Nelly Sachs; the Grinzane Cavour Awards and Alberto Moravia; Y The America Award. in 2016 he was named a Literary Lion by the New York Public Library.

He was a member of the Royal Spanish Academy and in 2021 was elected international member of the Royal Society of Literature (RSL), the charity of the United Kingdom for the promotion of literature.