The Italian writer Antonio Tabucchi passed away

Portugal, March 25, 2012

Today, the Italian writer Antonio Tabucchi died in Lisbon at age 68. This was confirmed by his wife to the Portuguese news agency Lusa.

Tabucchi taught Portuguese Language and Literature at the University of Genoa and was considered a candidate for the Nobel Prize for Literature on several occasions.

His work was recognized internationally with numerous awards, including Francisco Cerecedo Journalism Award, which was delivered in 2004 by the Prince of Asturias and was selected twice, in 2007 and 2008, for the Prince of Asturias Award for Letters.

“He died this morning in Lisbon, his second home, near his love and near the poets who most care for him,” said a media statement of that country.

Source: The Nation

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