(CNN Spanish) – The renowned Spanish writer Almudena Grandes died this Saturday, as confirmed by El País, a newspaper in which Grandes worked as a columnist.
Grandes, 61, died of cancer that she herself made known through one of her columns.
The author of “The ages of Lulu” and “Frankenstein’s mother” was one of the most prolific Spanish writers in recent years. She was the winner of several awards, including the 2018 National Narrative Prize in Spain and the Elena Poniatowska Ibera-American Novel Prize.
His death caused immediate reaction from various figures of literature, music, and politicians. The president of the Spanish government, Pedro Sánchez, regretted losing “one of the leading writers of our time. Committed, brave, who has narrated our recent history from a progressive perspective ”.
We lose one of the leading writers of our time. Committed and brave, who has narrated our recent history from a progressive perspective.
Your memory, your work, will always be with us, Almudena Grandes.
A hug to your family and loved ones. pic.twitter.com/m8N7qlBNKr
– Pedro Sánchez (@sanchezcastejon) November 27, 2021
Likewise, the singer-songwriter Alejandro Sanz, lamented his death through his Twitter account: “Your being, your words, your novels … make you eternal.”
Today we all have frozen hearts.
Your being, your words, your novels … make you eternal. Thank you for everything you have given us. A hug to all the loved ones of Almudena Grandes 🙏❤️
– Alejandro Sanz (@AlejandroSanz) November 27, 2021