Camilo José Cela


Camilo José Cela

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Camilo José Cela
The Nobel Prize in Literature 1989

Born: 11 May 1916, Iria Flavia, Spain

Died: 17 January 2002, Madrid, Spain

Residence at the time of the award: Spain

Prize motivation: "for a rich and intensive prose, which with restrained compassion forms a challenging vision of man's vulnerability."

Language: Spanish

Prize share: 1/1

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