José Saramago


José Saramago

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José Saramago
The Nobel Prize in Literature 1998

Born: 16 November 1922, Azinhaga, Portugal

Died: 18 June 2010, Lanzarote, Spain

Residence at the time of the award: Portugal

Prize motivation: "who with parables sustained by imagination, compassion and irony continually enables us once again to apprehend an elusory reality."

Language: Portuguese

Prize share: 1/1

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