Chilean writer Luis seplveda died of coronavirus

In Spain, coronavirus infection COVID-19 dead Chilean writer Luis sepúlveda, according to El Pais. Reportedly, the 70-year-old writer died in hospital of Oviedo.

The author was hospitalized on 25 February with symptoms of pneumonia after attending a Congress in Portugal.

Sepulveda is the winner of several national and international prizes, cavalier of the French Order of arts and letters. In the years of dictatorship in Chile was in prison. Hiding from persecution abroad.

The writer became famous after the publication in 1989 of the novel “the old Man who read love stories” inspired by the life experiences of the author with the hivaro Indians. Since 1997 he lived in Spain.