The death of the writer Almudena Grandes, who died this Saturday at the age of 61, has provoked a barrage of reactions, especially in the world of culture, where the author of The ages of Lulu They were considered one of the “great banners”.
The Cervantes Institute has written on the social network Twitter a farewell message “with deep regret” to Almudena Grandes, “fundamental narrator of Spanish letters, who has left too soon” and they have sent “all” their love to her husband, Luis Garcia Montero, director of the institution, and their loved ones. “Rest in peace”, has published.
“We say goodbye with deep regret to Almudena Grandes, a fundamental narrator of Spanish literature, who has left too soon.
And we send all our love to her husband, Luis García Montero, director of the @InstCervantes, and their loved ones.
Rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/puwhcIGAbI“
– Instituto Cervantes (@InstCervantes) November 27, 2021
The publishing house in which Almudena Grandes published, Tusquets Editores, has lamented “deeply” the death of the author and has added a photograph of Grandes with the phrase “there is no love without admiration.”
“From Tusquets Editores we deeply regret communicating the death of our beloved author and friend Almudena Grandes. pic.twitter.com/qINJUxuH5r“
– Tusquets Editores (@TusquetsEditor) November 27, 2021
The singer-songwriter Joaquin Sabina, one of her closest friends, has defined her as “a brave woman”. “Our condolences to all those who loved and admired her and a big hug to Luis Harcía Montero. Death to death,” he said in a tweet.
“Rest in peace Almudena Grandes, a brave woman. Our condolences to all those who loved and admired her and an infinite hug to Luis García Montero, @lgm_com. Death to death. pic.twitter.com/dSqP67E5AR“
– Joaquín Sabina (@joaquin_sabina) November 27, 2021
While Alejandro Sanz He has thanked the author for all that she has given with her works. “Today we all have frozen hearts. Your being, your words, your novels, make you eternal. Thank you for everything you have given us. A hug to all the loved ones of Almudena Grandes,” he wrote.
“Today we all have frozen hearts.
Your being, your words, your novels … make you eternal. Thank you for everything you have given us. A hug to all the loved ones of Almudena Grandes ❤️“
– Alejandro Sanz (@AlejandroSanz) November 27, 2021
Also, the singer Rozalén has dismissed Grandes with an emotional message: “What a great sadness I feel inside …` Oh! How much he has cared for and taught me. Eternal Almudena Grandes. “
“What a greater sadness I feel inside… ..
Oh! How much he has cared for and taught me ♥ ️
Eternal Almudena Grandes… .. pic.twitter.com/LxDFjw0bh3“
– Rozalén (@RozalenMusic) November 27, 2021
For his part, the singer-songwriter Ismael Serrano has highlighted her as one of the “most important figures in literature.” “How sad. Almudena Grandes left us. A reference point. One of the most important figures in literature of our time. Hugs to his family. Rest in peace,” he wrote.
“How sad. Almudena Grandes left us. A benchmark. One of the most important figures in the literature of our time. Hugs to your family. Rest in peace.“
– Ismael Serrano (@SerranoIsmael) November 27, 2021
Regret in Spanish letters
The world of letters was also very shocked, especially Fernando Sánchez Dragó, who wondered “What is happening? Why is Almudena Grandes also dying?” Aquilino Duque, Antonio Escohotado, Antonio Prieto … Our daily dead. Literature is becoming a huge graveyard. Sorry, Luis. A hug “, assured the writer.
“What’s going on? Why does Almudena Grandes also die? Aquilino Duque, Escohotado, Antonio Prieto … Our daily death. Literature is becoming a huge graveyard. Sorry, Luis. A hug. (@lgm_com).“
– Fernando Sánchez Dragó (@F_Sanchez_Drago) November 27, 2021
Lucia Etxebarria, for his part, has defined Grandes as “the best Spanish novelist of my generation” and Carlos Mayoral as “one of those women who helped change the paradigm. The female success of the novel owes much to her. Rest in peace.”
“What was perhaps the best Spanish novelist of my generation has died.
My condolences to the Almudena Grandes family.“
– Lucia Etxebarria (@LaEtxebarria) November 27, 2021
Rosa Montero She claimed to feel “dismayed” and has sent “all” her affection for Luis (García Montero) and his children; and Elvira Tailor he went further by emphasizing that “life sucks when it goes through your heart like this.” “Wise, generous, intelligent: I could never look at Almudena Grandes without the short distance that admiration gives. She, on the other hand, gave both hands at each meeting. My friends are left orphans. It will be difficult,” he adds.
“Life sucks when it goes through your heart like this.
Wise, generous, intelligent: I could never look at Almudena Grandes without the short distance that admiration gives. She, on the other hand, gave both hands in each encounter.
My friends are orphans.
It will be hard.“
– elvira sastre sanz (@elvirasastre) November 27, 2021
The writer Antonio Burgos, the Film Academy and other personalities from the world of culture have also wanted to say goodbye on the social networks of the Madrid writer, and even Atlético de Madrid, the football club of their loves, has also dedicated a goodbye message: “Today everyone we athletics are in mourning. Almudena Grandes has left us, a red-and-white at heart “.
“Today all of us athletic are in mourning. Almudena Grandes has left us, a red and white at heart. Our condolences to his family and friends. Rest in peace, Almudena. pic.twitter.com/VgSopBkj14“
– Atlético de Madrid (@Atleti) November 27, 2021
Also in politics there have been multiple reactions, including that of the president Pedro Sanchez, who has highlighted the “courage” and the “progressive look” of the writer. For his part, the head of Culture, Miguel Iceta, has assured in his Twitter account that today “Spanish letters and progressives are in mourning.”
“We lose one of the leading writers of our time. Committed and brave, she has narrated our recent history from a progressive perspective.
Your memory, your work, will always be with us, Almudena Grandes.
A hug to your family and loved ones. pic.twitter.com/m8N7qlBNKr“
– Pedro Sánchez (@sanchezcastejon) November 27, 2021
“Almudena Grandes: fun, full of friends, rigorous, from Atleti and red, Rosana Torres https://t.co/OrIHKR7uY2 via @the country“
– Miquel Iceta Llorens / ❤️ (@miqueliceta) November 27, 2021