Agustina Bessa-Luís, one of the brightest portuguese writers of her generation, has died today at the age of 96 in her residence in Porto, after a prolonged illness.
Agustina Bessa-Luís, one of the brightest Portuguese writers of her generation, has died today at the age of 96 in her residence in Porto, after a prolonged illness. The news of her death was first released by TSF and later confirmed by Isabel Rio Novo, author of her unauthorised biography “O poço e a estrada” (“The well and the road”).
Born to a wealthy family on the 15th of October of 1922 in Vila Meã, Amarante, Maria Agustina Ferreira Teixeira Bessa-Luís (a surname that she adopted after marrying her lifelong husband, Alberto Luís, in 1945) became famous with “The Sybil” (1954), “The incurable” (1956) among other numerous best-sellers.
Her funeral will take place tomorrow in the city of Peso da Régua.