Friday, June 18, 2010

RIP Jose Saramago

Nobel Prize-winning Jose Saramago, author of Blindness and a host of other novels, passed away today in his home in the Canary Islands. Aged 87, his Portugese publisher, Zeferino Coelho, mentioned that Saramago had suffered a recent illness and his condition had deteriorated. His work was known for its combination of surrealism and humanism.

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