Chilean writer Jorge Edwards, Cervantes Prize winner and National Literature Prize winner, dies

the chilean writer George Edwards He died this Friday at the age of 91 in Madrid, according to information from the Chilean media confirmed by the author’s son.

Edwards (Santiago de Chile, 1931), one of the most relevant writers in the Spanish language, He was awarded the National Prize for Literature in 1994 and the Cervantes Prize in 1999.

Was author of short stories, novels, essays and memoirs, as well as a columnist in newspapers around the world. His novels include ‘The weight of the night’, ‘The stone guests’, ‘The wax museum’, ‘The host’, ‘The origin of the world’, ‘The Dream of History’ and ‘The useless of the family’.

Jorge Edwards: “many young people look at me as the elder of the tribe”


Their memories ‘Persona non grata’ (1973), the first criticism by a Latin American intellectual of the Cuban regime, is today a classic of its kind. In the biography ‘Adiós, Poeta’, winner of the 1990 Comillas Prize for History, Biography and Memories, he traced a personal and surprising portrait of the figure of Pablo Neruda.

His works have been translated into many languages and has received the most prestigious distinctions, both for his literary career and for his diplomatic career, always committed to democracy, freedom and human rights.

After ‘The Death of Montaigne’ (2011), Edwards published the first volume of his memoirs, ‘The purple circles’ (2013).

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