Alvaro Mutis Jaramillo, an award-winning Colombian poet, essayist and novelist influential throughout the Spanish-speaking world, died on 23 September 2013 in Mexico City.
Alvaro Mutis, who was 90, won the prestigious Principe de Asturias award in 1997 and the Cervantes award in 2001, two of the top Spanish language literature prizes.
Alvaro Mutis's best known works include Diary of Lecumberri (1959) about his time in prison; The Araucaima Mansion (1973), The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll (1986); and The last stop of the Tramp Steamer (1990).
About Alvaro Mutis Jaramillo
What: Colombian Writer Died
When: 23 September 2013
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