Correos issues a stamp dedicated to the writer Javier Marías

Post office has issued this Friday, May 26, a stamp dedicated to the contemporary writer Javier Marias. The stamp belongs to the Literature series and reproduces a close-up portrait of Javier Marías, as reported by the company.

The Spanish writer, essayist, translator and editor, who died in 2022, studied at the Colegio Estudio and graduated in Philosophy and Letters from the Complutense University of Madrid. Thus, after publishing a story in the press and spending time in Paris, at only twenty years old he published his first novel, ‘Dominions of the Wolf’(1971), which was followed by ‘Horizon Crossing’(1973) y ‘The Monarch of Time’(1978).

Besides, He was Professor of Spanish Literature and Translation Theory at the University of Oxford, Wellesley College in Boston. Also, he was a professor of Translation Theory at the Complutense University, while continuing his activity of literary creation and his work as a translator.

During the years 2002 and 2007 he published the novel in three volumes ‘Your face tomorrow’formed by ‘Fever and Spear’ (2002), ‘Dance and dream’ (2004) y ‘Poison and shadow and goodbye’ (2007). Furthermore, in 2011 she published ‘The Crushes’ with which he achieved “great success” internationally. This title was followed ‘This is how the bad starts’ (2014), ‘Bertha Island’ (2017) y ‘Thomas Nevinson’ (2021). His works have been published in forty-six languages ​​and in fifty-nine countries.

Was member of the Royal Spanish Academy since 2006 and from the Royal Society of Literature since 2021. Likewise, he created the Reino de Redonda publishing house and obtained the Nelly Sachs Award; the Madrid Community Award; the Grinzane Cavour and Alberto Moravia Awards; the Alessio and José Donoso Awards; The America Award; the Nonino Prize and the Austrian European Literature Prize; the Terenci Moix Award; the Formentor Award; the Bottari Lattes Grinzane Prize and the Liber Prize. Additionally, he was named a ‘Literary Lion’ by the New York Public Library.

By Editor

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