José Saramago, Nobel Prize-Winning Portuguese Writer, Dies at 87

José Saramago, Nobel Prize-Winning Portuguese Writer, Dies at 87 – Obituary (Obit) – NYTimes.com:

José Saramago, the Portuguese writer who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1998 with novels that combine surrealist experimentation with a kind of sardonic peasant pragmatism, died on Friday at his home in Lanzarote in the Canary Islands. He was 87.