Veteran Spanish novelist Javier Marias dies at 70

Javier Marias was a Spanish novelist, translator, and columnist. Marías published fifteen books, including A Heart So White (Corazón tan blanco, 1992) and Tomorrow in the Battle Think on Me (Mañana en la batalla piensa en mí, 1994). In addition to his novels, he has released three collections of short stories and various essays.

As one of Spain’s most recognized novels, his work has been translated into forty-four languages and has sold over eight and a half million copies abroad. He obtained various accolades for his work, such as 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).

Spanish novelist and translator Passed away at the age of 70

Javier Marías, Spain’s most prestigious novelist of the previous half-century, has died, his publisher said Sunday. He was 70. Spanish news outlet EFE said that Marías passed suddenly in a hospital after not recovering from a lung ailment. Marías was the author of 15 books, translations, and collections of his weekly newspaper pieces.

His best known novels include “Corazón tan blanco” (“Heart So White”), “Todas las almas” (“All Souls), and “Mañana en la batalla piensa en mí” (“Tomorrow in the Battle Think on Me”). Many of his writings have been translated into English and other languages. He was believed for years to be the leading Spanish candidate to win the Nobel Prize for Literature since Camilo José Cela was granted the honor in 1989. “(This is) a terrible day for Spanish literature,” Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez tweeted. “Javier Marías, one of the best writers of our age, has left us.

His large and talented collection of work will be crucial for Spanish literature. My condolences to his family and friends in these trying moments.”

Javier Marias Age, Family, Early Life

Javier Marias was born on 20 September 1951(70 years old) in Madrid, Spain. He holds a Spanish nationality and he belongs to white ethnicity. His Zodiac sign is Virgo.

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Javier Marias’s Father was the philosopher Julián Marías, who was temporarily imprisoned and later prohibited from teaching for opposing Franco (the father of the protagonist in Your Face Tomorrow was given a similar biography) (the father of the protagonist of Your Face Tomorrow was given a similar biography). His mother was the writer Dolores Franco Manera. Marías is the fourth of five sons Two of his siblings were art historian Fernando and film critic and economist Miguel He was the nephew and cousin of, respectively, filmmakers Jesús “Jess” Franco and Ricardo Franco.

Marías spent parts of his boyhood in the United States, where his father taught at several institutions, including Yale University and Wellesley College. His mother died when Javier was 26 years old. His first literary profession consisted in translating Dracula scripts for his maternal uncle, Jesús Franco.

Javier Marias Wife, What about his Children?

Javier Marias seems like a married man with children. But, there is no specific information regarding his relationship.

Javier Marias Career, What was his profession?

Javier Marias began writing in earnest at an early age. “The Life and Death of Marcelino Iturriaga”, one of the short pieces in While the Women are Sleeping (2010), was written when he was just 14. He authored his first novel, Los dominios del lobo (The Dominions of the Wolf), at the age of 17, after running away to Paris. His second work, Travesía del horizonte (Voyage Along the Horizon), was an adventure narrative about an expedition to Antarctica. After attending the Complutense University of Madrid, Marías focused his emphasis to translating English works into Spanish.

His translations includes work by Updike, Hardy, Conrad, Nabokov, Faulkner, Kipling, James, Stevenson, Browne, and Shakespeare. In 1979 he won the Spanish national award for translation for his version of Sterne’s Tristram Shandy. Between 1983 to 1985 he lectured in Spanish literature and translation at the University of Oxford.

In 1986 Marías released El hombre sentimental (The Man of Feeling), and in 1988 he published Todas las almas (All Souls), which was set at Oxford University. The Spanish film director Gracia Querejeta released El Último viaje de Robert Rylands, adapted from Todas las almas, in 1996. Marías’s novel, Todas las almas (All Souls), includes a representation of the poet John Gawsworth, who was also the third King of Redonda.

Reigning King

Although the destiny of this monarchy following the death of Gawsworth is debated, the portrayal by Marías so upset the “reigning” king, Jon Wynne-Tyson, that he abdicated and bequeathed the throne to Marías in 1997. This line of events was described in his “fake novel,” Negra espalda del tiempo (Dark Back of Time) (Dark Back of Time). The novel was inspired by the reception of Todas las almas by numerous people who, wrongly according to Marías, felt they were the source of the characters in Todas las almas.

Since “assuming the crown” of Redonda, Marías has launched a publishing imprint named Reino de Redonda (“Kingdom of Redonda”) (“Kingdom of Redonda”). In addition, Marías developed a literary prize, to be judged by the dukes and duchesses.

In addition to prize money, the winner receives a duchy. Winners: 2001 – John Maxwell Coetzee (Duke of Deshonra); 2002 – John H. Elliott (Duke of Simancas); 2003 – Claudio Magris (Duke of Segunda Mano); 2004 – Eric Rohmer (Duke of Olalla); 2005 – Alice Munro (Duchess of Ontario); 2006 – Ray Bradbury (Duke of Diente de León); 2007 – George Steiner (Duke of Girona); 2008 – Umberto Eco (Duke of la Isla del Día de Antes); 2009 – Marc Fumaroli (Duke of Houyhnhnms) (Duke of Houyhnhnms).

How much is Javier Marias Net Worth?

On Javier Marias’s net worth, there is currently no information known.

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Which school and college did he go to?

There are no available details regarding Javier Marias’s educational background

Is he available on any kind of social media platform?

Javier Marias is active on Facebook and Twitter. He has 25K+ followers on Facebook and 29K+ followers on Twitter.

Physical Appearance of Javier Marias’s Height, Weight

HeightNot Available
Hair ColorBlack and white
Eye colorBlack
WeightNot Available
Body typeFit
Sexual orientationStraight

Interesting facts about Javier Marias’s should be knows

Zodiac signVirgo
Relationship StatusSingle