Last Friday 18th, Portuguese writer, 1998 Literature Nobel, José Saramago passed away in his home in Lanzarote- Canary Islands.
Saramago wrote romances, contributed to national journalism but was also a poet with a mind ahead of his time. He was 87 years old.
The first book I read from this author was "Memorial do Convento" back in my school years. At that time, I found the book too dense and quite difficult to understand for my age but a few years after I read it again and enjoyed it more.
Recently, I bought "Ensaio sobre a Cegueira" and I still want to see the movie based on this book. I´ve read good reviews about the movie and I think it´s already available in the video-shop.
Portuguese government has declared one day national "Luto" in Saramago honor.