Camilo Jose Cela

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Birthday
11, 1916
Birthplace
Spain
Death Date
Jan 17, 2002 (85)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
11, 1916
Birthplace
Spain
Death Date
Jan 17, 2002 (85)

About

A Spanish novelist and short story writer and a 1989 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature, he is best known for his 1951 novel La Colmena (The Hive). His other notable works include Cristo versus Arizona (Christ versus Arizona) and La Familia de Pascual Duarte (The Family of Pascual Duarte).

Before Fame

He published his first novel, La Familia de Pascual Duarte, in 1942 when he was just twenty-six years old.

Trivia

He was a part of the Generation of '36 movement, a collective of Spanish Civil War-era artists.

Family Life

He grew up in Galicia, Spain, and he died in Madrid. He married Marina Concepción Castaño López in 1991.

Associated With

He won the Nobel Prize in Literature the year before Octavio Paz received the same honor.