The greatest of his novels * New Statesman * Lovely...a work of fluent and amazing gracefulness * Independent * A capacious, funny, threatening novel * New York Times Review of Books * He has created a body of work of luminous power: ironic, intellectually playful, dense and strange * Scotsman * Shows Saramago to be a novelist of the grandest sort...it is a dramatic work of great philosophical weight, filtered through a refined contemplative intelligence * Independent *
Jos Saramago is one of the most important international writers of the last hundred years. Born in Portugal in 1922, he was in his sixties when he came to prominence as a writer with the publication of Baltasar and Blimunda. A huge body of work followed, translated into more than forty languages, and in 1998 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Saramago died in June 2010.