Almudena Grandes(61) has opened the channel with his readers to announce bad news, that he suffers from cancer. The writer, who has the support of her husband, the poet Luis Garcia Montero(62) and her children, has been optimistic and prepared to fight against this harsh disease.
“It all started a little over a year ago. Routine checkup, malignant tumor, good prognosis and a fight,” he wrote in his weekly column on El Pas this Sunday.
The writer was diagnosed with the disease at the least expected moment: “While the loudspeakers of the Madrid Book Fair threw to the four winds the names of the authors who were signing in the booths, including mine, I was in the hospital with an intestinal complication. So I understood that my silence had a price. ” As things are, he did not confess to his readers before “to be calm.”
The Madrilenian, who continues to write the novel that she has started and that keeps her “whole”, has promised her followers to return with all the strength of always: “Maybe she will reappear with hair, perhaps without hair, with a curly mane or with the hairstyle of my dear Josefina Bquer, as my grandmother called her. But I solemnly promise that I will once again sit in a booth to sign copies and look into the eyes of my readers, my readers, “he declared.
Grandes has at home the unflagging support of her husband, Luis Garca Montero, to whom she has been married since 1994. The two share a Elisa (23), which caused a stir at the end of last year when he participated in an act at the Headquarters of the National Brotherhood of the Old Guard of the Spanish Falange. Something that clashes a lot with the ideology of his parents, since both are openly left-wing. Not everything was there. In April of this year, he appeared as number four on the Falangist party list for the Autonomous Community of Madrid.
Before this intervention, Elisa’s most famous public career occurred in 2016 when she starred in a campaign promoted by the Madrid City Council. He did it together with other young people who had had problems with drugs and “had dropped out of school and given up any future project,” as detailed on the campaign’s website. In this act, she was supported by her parents, who participated in the event along with other faces such as Miguel Ros.
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Besides Elisa, they each have a child from their previous relationships, Mauro of Great and Irene of the poet.