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Monday, March 15, 2010 (read 673 times)
 

Miguel Delibes, Spanish novelist, dies at 89

by Stephen Maher

Last Friday, March 12th, at his home in Valladolid, author Miguel Delibes lost his battle with colon cancer, he was 89. "We must remember him as a good person and a great writer", said Education Minister Angel Gabilondo in a radio address.

Delibes had a career that spanned 50 years starting as a cartoonist at a local newspaper, transitioning to reporter and novelist. Delibes enjoyed hunting and the outdoors, themes that frequently came up in his work. His most famous piece, "Los Santos Inocentes" (The Innocent Saints), published in 1981 revolved around peasant workers and their toils under a greedy landowner.

He was the winner of Spain's prestigious Cervantes Award in 1993, and member of the Spanish Royal Academy.


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