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The Brazilian writer Nelinda Piñon has died


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Her books have been translated into over 30 countries

The Brazilian writer and journalist Nelinda Piñon, whose books have been translated in over 30 countries and the first woman to be elected president of the Brazilian Academy of Letters (ABL) and honored with several awards, died yesterday Saturday at the age of 85. her publishing house announced.

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“Nelinda Piñon died in a hospital in Lisbon. The cause of her death has not yet been determined,” the Record publishing house said in a press release.

Her body will be repatriated to Brazil to be buried in the mausoleum of the Brazilian Academy of Letters, in a cemetery in Rio de Janeiro. “This is an irreparable loss for Brazilian literature. She was probably the most important Brazilian writer still alive,” commented the current president of the ABL, Merval Pereira, to the Globonews television network.

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Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1937, Nelinda Piñon received in 2005 the prize of the Foundation of the Prince of Asturias, considered the Spanish Nobel, for her entire work.

Nelinda Pinion—her first name is an anagram of that of her grandfather, Daniel—published some twenty works, including the novels The House of Passion (1972), The Power of Fate (1977), and The Republic of Dreams (1984). , possibly her most successful book, inspired by the story of her family, who immigrated to Brazil from Galicia, Spain.

She was elected a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters in 1989 and seven years later became its first woman president since its founding a century earlier.

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