* 23 March 1937 – † 27 February 2011
WE ARE MOURNING THE DEATH OF OUR FRIEND AND AUTHOR MOACYR SCLIAR, WHO PASSED AWAY ON 27 FEBRUARY.
Moacyr Scliar was one of Latin America’s most important contemporary writers who was repeatedly awarded the most distinguished prizes of his country and a great contribution to Brazilian society. He leaves us the memory of a deeply compassionate man who, marked by his own experiences as the son of Jewish-Russian immigrants, spared no efforts to ease other people’s suffering. His extensive oeuvre of over 70 books in Portuguese language and uncountable translations all over the world gives testimony to his life, what moved him, what he dreamed of and what he shared with all of us.
We are thankful to have had the pleasure and honour to work with Moacyr and to accompany him for so many years.
Moacyr Scliar will be sorely missed by all who have known him. And at the same time, we will find consolation in his work, which will accompany us for all time.