Gioconda Belli

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Birthday
9, 1948
Birthplace
Managua, Nicaragua
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
9, 1948 (age 69)
Birthplace
Managua, Nicaragua

About

Nicaraguan poet, novelist, and author known for Verse Sobre la Grama; Waslala; Amor insurrecto, and other works. Her numerous literary honors include the Biblioteca Breve and Casa de las Americas awards.

Before Fame

She studied in Madrid, Spain and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Trivia

Her gender-themed 1988 novel, La Mujer Habitada, was published in many languages and was placed on reading lists at several American universities.

Family Life

She married American journalist Charles Castaldi and subsequently raised four children.

Associated With

She and author Claribel Alegria share a Nicaraguan heritage.