Rafael Sánchez Ferlosio, Spanish writer, Died at 91

Rafael Sánchez Ferlosio was born in Rome, Italy on December 4, 1927, and died on April 1, 2019.

He was a Spanish writer.

In 2004 Rafael was awarded the Premio Cervantes for his literary oeuvre.

Rafael was married to fellow writer Carmen Martín Gaite.

Rafael father Rafael Sánchez Mazas, a minor writer, was a founder and leader of Falange.

He won the Nadal Award for his novel El Jarama, a realistic depiction of a weekend party.

Rafael contributed to the awakening of Spanish literature.

After the success of his first book, Rafael renounced writing for twenty years. Rafael never gave the reason for his silence, but many critics assumed it was a form of silent opposition to the Francoist State.

Rafael came back to writing with essays on cultural issues.

He passed away at 91 years old.