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Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014

Writer Federico Campbell dies at 72

Tijuana-born author had been hospitalized with the H1N1 flu Jan. 31

      Federico CampbellThe Tijuana-born writer Federico Campbell died in Mexico City on Saturday from complications from the H1N1 flu virus. He had been hospitalized since Jan. 31, and had had to cancel a number of planned appearances in Tijuana, including one about a new book about the history of the Autonomous University of Baja California.

      Campbell, whose most famous book may be Tijuanenses, was born July 1, 1941.

      His most recent book is Padre y Memoria, about the figure of the father in literature. He also had a newspaper column, "La Hora del Lobo" (The Wolf's Hour).

      The upcoming Tijuana book fair is to honor him.

Story, El Mexicano.