Writer Héctor Tizón dies at 82
Writer Héctor Tizón, author of more than 20 novels, died at 82 in Jujuy province, his family reported.
IBNA: According to Buenos Aires Herald, lawyer, journalist and diplomat, Tizón was well-known by his novels such as "La casa y el viento," a book that he has written as "a last attempt to avoid falling silent forever," as he stated in 2005.
Tizón lived in exile in Spain between 1976 and 1982, and by the end of this period he wrote "La casa y el viento," "a result of an act of desperation," he assured during an interview.
He was born in October 21, 1929 in Yala, a small town in Jujuy, and his career as a writer also includes "Fuego en Casabindo," "Luz de las crueles provincias" and "Extraño y pálido fulgor."
The author was named Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Government and was presented by the Konex Foundation as candidate for the Nobel prize in Literature in 2005.
"If a writer lives aware of the prizes, he can't write a word, and if he recieves it (the Nobel) is even worse, because then you can't write for a long period of time," Tizón assured then.
The author who was married to philologist Flora Guzmán, was awarded with the Accademy Price in 1996, among others.
Tizón was also a diplomat linked to the Radical Party (UCR) and was also Judge of the Supreme Court in Jujuy province.
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