Maybe not everyone knows that in Lanzarote spent his last years of life José Saramago, Nobel Prize for Literature in the 1998. Last home of the artist is in Tías and now is become a house-museum where tourist can visit its precious library.
Saramago has born in Azinhaga, Portugal, on 16 november 1922. He immediately transfers to Lisbon together with the family. Since young he works in the book industry, becoming soon production manager. From that moment composition of poetries and debut novels comes out immediately. In the early eighty years arrive first successes, demonstration of a reached literary maturity. Among his best works we can name “The History of the Siege of Lisbon“, “The Gospel According to Jesus Christ” and “Blindness“. In 1998 receives the Nobel Prize “because with parables, sustained by imagination and irony, it continually allows us to know difficult reality to interpret.” The transfer to Lanzarote bring the writer to a sensitive change of his own writing: in Tías Saramago has written the last works, and it is here where who loves his work can admire the vast books collection and visit the residence and the places that have inspired the Maestro.
Casa-Museo José Saramago is in Calle Los Topes 2, Tías, and is open from monday to saturday, from 10:00 to 14:30.
More info: www. acasajosesaramago.com
Text: Living Lanzarote