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Mexican novelist, playwright, journalist Vicente Lenero dies at 81

In this April 24, 2009 photo released by Mexico’s National Council for Culture and the Arts (CONACULTA), renowned Mexican author, playwright and journalist Vicente Lenero speaks in an unknown location in Mexico. Lenero has died at the age of 81 on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. Born June 9, 1933, in Guadalajara, Lenero was known for novels such as "Los Albaniles," or "The Bricklayers," which portrayed 1970s Mexican society through the lives of construction workers. He also wrote for the stage and screen, including a theater adaptation of “The Children of Sanchez.” Among his film credits is the screenplay for "The Alley of Miracles" (1995). As a journalist in the 1970s, he helped found the influential newsweekly Proceso. (AP Photo/Arturo Lopez, CONACULTA)
December 03, 2014 - 12:37 PM

MEXICO CITY - Renowned Mexican author, playwright and journalist Vicente Lenero has died. He was 81.

Rafael Tovar y de Teresa is president of Mexico's National Council for Culture and the Arts. He tells Milenio TV that Lenero died Wednesday.

Born June 9, 1933, in the western city of Guadalajara, Lenero was known for works such as "Los Albaniles," or "The Bricklayers," which portrayed 1970s Mexican society through the lives of construction workers.

His credits also included a stage adaptation of "The Children of Sanchez" and the screenplay for "The Alley of Miracles" (1995), starring Salma Hayek.

As a journalist in the 1970s, he helped found the influential newsweekly Proceso.

Tovar y de Teresa called Lenero "one of the great figures of Mexican letters of the 20th century."

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