The Chilean writer Jorge Edwards has died this Friday at the age of 91 in Madrid, as reported by various Chilean media and the author's family has confirmed to the Europa Press agency.
Born in Santiago de Chile in 1931, he was awarded the National Prize for Literature in 1994 and the Cervantes Prize in 1999. He was the 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 or The Useless Family, among others.
His memoirs Persona non grata (1973) was one of the first critics of a Latin American intellectual of the Cuban regime and is today a classic of its kind. In the biography Adiós, poeta, winner of the 1990 Comillas History, Biography and Memories Award, he drew a personal and surprising portrait of the figure of Pablo Neruda.
Her works have been translated into numerous languages, and she has received the most prestigious awards, both for her literary career and for her diplomatic career, always committed to democracy, freedom, and human rights.
After The Death of Montaigne (2011), Edwards published the first volume of his latest memoirs, The Purple Circles (2013).