Jose Saramago

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Birthday
16, 1922
Birthplace
Azinhaga, Portugal
Death Date
Jun 18, 2010 (87)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
16, 1922
Birthplace
Azinhaga, Portugal
Death Date
Jun 18, 2010 (87)

About

Portuguese author and poet who received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1998. His best-known works include The Gospel According to Jesus Christ (1991) and Blindness (1995).

Before Fame

He attended technical school and briefly worked as a car mechanic before becoming an assistant editor for the Portuguese newspaper, Diario de Noticias. He published his first work, Terra do Pecado (Land of Sin), in 1947.

Trivia

His novel, The Clairvoyant, was posthumously published in 2011.

Family Life

He was born to a peasant family in Azinhaga, Portugal. He and his wife, Pilar del Rio, had a daughter.

Associated With

He and Antonio Lobo Antunes are both famous Portuguese authors.