Author Luis Sepúlveda dies aged 70

Goodbye, Luis.


Emily Burton | Thu, 16 Apr 2020


Goodbye, Luis.

 

Chilean author Luis Sepúlveda died this morning in Oviedo, Northern Spain. The author, aged 70, had contracted Covid-19 in February and had been taken to hospital since.

Author of The Story of a Seagull and the Cat who taught her to Fly, Patagonia Express, The Old Man who Read Love Stories, and many other titles, Sepúlveda had been exiled in Europe after openly opposing Pinochet’s regime in the 1970s.

Today, we remember him as the author of many books, for children and adults alike, that have shaped and inspired young minds all across the globe.

 

'Today we learnt something very important', meowed the cat.

'Yes? What did we learn?' asked the human.

'That only those who dare may fly.'

                                                                    - The Story of a Seagull and the Cat who taught her to Fly (1996)

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