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Juan Goytisolo

Spanish writer (1931-2017)

1931   -   2017

movement: Generation of '50
genre: novel, essay
country of citizenship: Spain
native language: Spanish
languages spoken, written or signed: Spanish, Catalan
educated at: University of Barcelona
occupation: writer, screenwriter, poet, literary editor, journalist, novelist, essayist
award received: Miguel de Cervantes Prize, Spanish Literature National Prize, Nelly Sachs Prize, FIL Award, Medal of Andalusia, Prix Formentor

Juan Goytisolo Gay (6 January 1931 – 4 June 2017) was a Spanish poet, essayist, and novelist. He lived in Marrakesh from 1997 until his death in 2017. He was considered Spain's greatest living writer at the beginning of the 21st century, yet he had lived abroad since the 1950s. On 24 November 2014 he was awarded the Cervantes Prize, the most prestigious literary award in the Spanish-speaking world.
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