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Spanish novelist Javier Marias dies aged 70

According to Alfaguara, Javier Marias (pictured), was a Spanish novelist who died at the age of 70.

Marias, who had been suffering from pneumonia for the last month, published 16 novels including Your Facial Tomorrow, which was published between 2002 and 2007.

Eduardo Mendoza, a Spanish novelist wrote that Javier Marias is “the best writer” in Spain. This tribute was written by Eduardo Mendoza, a Spanish novelist, for Spain’s daily newspaper El Pais.

“A sad day for Spanish letters,” Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez tweeted. “Javier Marias has died, one of the most important writers of our time,”

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Alfaguara’s website reveals that his books have been translated into 46 languages and sold almost 9 million copies in 56 different countries.

Marias was a columnist and translator for El Pais. His work has been recognized with numerous awards. He was appointed as an International Writer by the Royal Society of Literature of Britain in 2012.


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