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José Saramago
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José Saramago

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José Saramago is one of the most important international writers of the last hundred years. Born in Portugal in 1922, he was in his sixties when he came to prominence as a writer with the publication of Baltasar and Blimunda. A huge body of work followed, translated into more than forty languages, and in 1998 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Saramago died in June 2010.

Awards & recognition

Nobel Prize for Literature

Winner  •  1998  •  Nobel Prize in Literature