Novelist and poet Jose Emilio Pacheco has died at the age of 74, a day after hurting his head in a fall.
The poet’s daughter, Laura Emilia Pacheco, said he died “very peacefully” after suffering a heart attack.
In 2009, Jose Emilio Pacheco was awarded the Cervantes Prize, the highest literary honor in the Spanish-speaking world.
Jose Emilio Pacheco was born in Mexico City in 1939, and is best-known for his accounts of adolescents growing up in a corrupt and unjust Mexico in the 1940s and 1950s.
He is seen as one of Mexico’s foremost poets and a leading representative of his generation.
Jose Emilio Pacheco also translated works by Samuel Beckett, Tennessee Williams and TS Eliot, and taught literature at universities in the US, UK and Canada, besides his work in Mexico.
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