(CNN Spanish) — The Spanish poet, playwright, novelist and essayist Antonio Gala died this Sunday, according to a message in Editorial Planeta Twitter.
“We will always remember him for his literary legacy and for his support of young creators. Goodbye, Antonio”, says the publication of the publishing house.
For his part, Pedro Sánchez, President of the Spanish Government, reacted on his Twitter account and sent his condolences to family and friends. Sánchez referred to Gala as one of the greatest writers. “Antonio Gala knew how to capture human sensitivity through his narrative, his poetry and his theater. May his literature continue to inspire us and last, ”said Pedro Sánchez.
The 92-year-old writer was recognized for works such as “The Crimson Manuscript”, with which he won the Planeta Award, and the poetic work “Intimate Enemy”. In Spain, Antonio Gala was also recognized with the National Literature Award, the Calderón de la Barca National Award, the City of Barcelona Award, the Theater Forum Award, the Spectator and Critics Award and the Quixote de Oro Award, among others, according to the author’s biography on the Grupo Planeta website.
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Source: CNN Espanol