The writer René Rodríguez Soriano died this Tuesday after being admitted to a hospital in Houston, Texas, after being affected by the Coronavirus.
According to the first information, Soriano was infected with the virus in the Dominican Republic, where he participated in a literary activity. He had been admitted with pneumonia in the aforementioned health center since last Tuesday.
After his death, the Editora Santuario, where his works were commercialized, regretted his death.
Among his latest published works are “Letras turned”, “Own voices” and “Free sample”, which cover the genres of essay, poetry and interviews.
René Rodríguez Soriano had received the distinction of the Talent Seekers International Award 2009-2010.
Of his books published in all genres, the following stand out: Deaf ship (2015), The forgotten name (2015), Flute solo (2013), Tientos y trotes (2011), Fish rumor (UCE Prize for Poetry, 2008), Aim at the pencil (2007), El mal del tiempo (UCE Prize for the Novel, 2007), Only occasionally (2005), The music remains (2003).
Also: The radio and other boleros (José Ramón López National Short Story Prize, 1997), Her name, Julia (1991), All the games the game (1986) and Pink songs for a metal gray girl (1982). He settled in the United States in 1998, from where he develops an intense work of dissemination and promotion of Dominican and Caribbean literature through the magazine mediaIsla.