CELA, Camilo Jose

Born in Spain on May 11, 1916, Cela was a novelist, poet, columnist and author of blindman’s ballads and unforgettable travel diaries, as well as a member of the Cervantes Institute’s Board of Trustees since its founding.

His body of work includes La familia de Pascual Duarte, Pabellón de reposo,  Nuevas andanzas y desventuras de Lazarillo de Tormes, La colmena, Mrs. Caldwell habla con su hijo, La catira, Tobogán de hambrientos, San Camilo 1936, Oficio de tinieblas 5, Mazurca para dos muertos and Cristo versus Arizona.

Cela was a member of the Royal Spanish Academy from 1957 until his death on Jan. 17, 2002 in Madrid. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1989, the Gran Cruz de la Orden de Isabel la Catolica and the Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature in 1987, among other awards.

Links:

http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1989/cela-bio.html

http://www.booksfactory.com/writers/cela.htm

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