- Name: Juan Goytisolo
- Born: 01/06/1931
- Died: 06/04/2017 (86 years old)
- Occupation: Novelist, short story writer, poet, essayist
Juan Goytisolo Gay (6 January 1931 – 4 June 2017) was a Spanish poet, essayist, and novelist. He lived in Marrakech from 1997 until his death in 2017.
He was considered Spain’s greatest living writer at the beginning of the 21st century, yet he had lived abroad since the 1950s.
On 24 November 2014 he was awarded the Cervantes Prize, the most prestigious literary award in the Spanish-speaking world.
Birth Name: Juan Goytisolo Gay
Awards: Miguel de Cervantes Prize, 2014
Birth Place: Barcelona, Spain
Death Place: Marrakech, Morocco
Juan Goytisolo quotes :
When I write now I do not invent situation, characters, or actions, but rather structures and discursive forms, textual groupings which are combined according to secret affinities among themselves, as in architecture or the plastic arts.Juan Goytisolo
In the Europe which was created by the Second World War, divided into two blocks, each in need of a revolution that would end the abuses and injustices of capitalism and the privileges of a bureaucratic caste, collective faith does not exist.Juan Goytisolo
In times when religious or political faith or hope predominates, the writer functions totally in unison with society, and expresses society's feelings, beliefs, and hopes in perfect harmony.Juan Goytisolo