Gaston Salvatore, Chilean writer, Died at 74


Gaston Salvatore was born on September 29, 1941, and died on December 11, 2015.

He was a Chilean writer living in Germany and writing in the German language.

Gaston was born in Valparaíso.

Among other things, he is known for his collaborations with Hans Werner Henze, including Compases para preguntas ensimismadas and Der langwierige Weg in die Wohnung der Natascha Ungeheuer.

In 1967, Gaston and Rudi Dutschke translated Che Guevara’s “Message to the Tricontinental” into German, for which they wrote an introduction.

In 1980, Gaston and Hans Magnus Enzensberger jointly founded the journal TransAtlantik.

Gaston won the Kleist Prize in 1991.

Gaston Salvatore passed away at age 74 in December 2015.