Javier Marías

Spanish writer (1951–2022)

Javier Marías Franco (20 September 1951 – 11 September 2022) was a Spanish novelist, translator, and columnist.[1] His best known works were A Heart So White (Corazón tan blanco, 1992) and Tomorrow in the Battle Think on Me (Mañana en la batalla piensa en mí, 1994).[2] He was one of Spain's most popular novelists.[3]

Javier Marías
Marías in 2008
Marías in 2008
BornJavier Marías Franco
(1951-09-20)20 September 1951
Madrid, Spain
Died11 September 2022(2022-09-11) (aged 70)
Madrid, Spain
  • Novelist
  • translator
  • columnist
Notable worksAll Souls, A Heart So White, Tomorrow In The Battle Think On Me, Your Face Tomorrow

He was honored with the Rómulo Gallegos Prize (1994), the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award (1997), the International Nonino Prize (2011), and the Austrian State Prize for European Literature (2011).[4]

Marías died of problems caused by COVID-19 in Madrid, on 11 September 2022, nine days before his 71st birthday.[3][5]

References change

  1. Nicholas Wroe (22 February 2013). "Javier Marías: a life in writing". The Guardian. Retrieved February 23, 2013.
  2. "Javier Marías | Penguin Random House". PenguinRandomhouse.com. Retrieved 2020-12-05.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Spanish novelist Javier Marias dies aged 70". SWI swissinfo.ch. Archived from the original on 2022-09-11. Retrieved 2022-09-11.
  4. Kingsford-Smith, Andrew. "10 of the Best Contemporary Spanish Authors". Culture Trip. Retrieved 2020-12-05.
  5. Mendoza, Eduardo (2022-09-11). "Javier Marías, un triste recuerdo". El País (in Spanish). Retrieved 2022-09-11.