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Chilean author Luis Sepulveda dies from Covid-19 in northern Spain

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Issued on: 16/04/2020 – 11:31Modified: 16/04/2020 – 11:44

The acclaimed Chilean writer Luis Sepulveda has died at a hospital in northern Spain some six weeks after testing positive for coronavirus, his publishing house said on Thursday. He was 70.

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"The writer Luis Sepúlveda has died in Oviedo," said a statement by Barcelona-based Tusquets, adding it "deeply regretted his loss".

The best-selling Chilean author, who spent much of his life in exile in Europe, was taken to hospital on February 25 after first showing Covid-19 symptoms upon returning from a book festival in Portugal.

The Chilean author Luis Sepúlveda has died, aged 70, of coronavirus.
He was emprisoned by Pinochet and ended up in exile in Hamburg then went to live in Asturias.
Patagonia Express is a master class in memoir and Name Of A Bullfighter great on exile and belonging.
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