Jose Saramago, the Nobel Prize winning novelist and most importantly one of my favorite authors, died today surrounded by his friends and family. His works brought joy to my life and to the lives of countless readers around the world. His was an immense talent; his love for mankind was both evident in his works and the causes that he fought for. His books, his characters, his style of writing …. Pure genius. Above all, he was always mischievous; I was always wondering what he would get up to in his next book. We are poorer by his passing but also richer, culturally and spiritually, by the literary works that he left behind.
Mr Saramago, may you rest in peace.