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Spanish writer Mercedes Salisachs dies at 97

Celebrated Spanish writer Mercedes Salisachs, who was considered the doyenne of Spanish language, died yesterday in Barcelona. She was 97.

Born in Barcelona in 1916, Salisachs won the Planeta Prize in 1975 for her work La gangrena, reported DPA news agency.

She wrote her first novel Primera mañana, última mañana at the age of 20 and since then she worked tirelessly until last year when she suffered health problems.

Her last book was El caudal de las noches vacías, which is about a beautiful but tragic love story between two people from completely different social backgrounds.

During her long career, she received many literature awards, such as Premio de Novela Histórica Alfonso X El Sabio in 2009 with Goodbye, España.

— Herald with Télam

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