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Torrente Ballester, Gonzalo

Born: 1910 AD
Died: 1999 AD, at 88 years of age.

Nationality: Spanish
Categories: Novelists


1910 - He was born in Ferrol on the 13th of June.

         - He received his first education there, subsequently attending the universities of Santiago de Compostela and Oviedo.

1939 - Torrente Ballester always promoted relatively leftist ideas, when he returned to Santiago to take up a university post, he increasingly distanced himself from the party.

1943 - His first novel, Javier Mariño

1960 - He had a number of problems with government censors.

1962 - He joined in protests in favour of striking Asturian miners.

1966 - He left Spain for a post at the State University of New York at Albany.

1975 - He was elected member of the Real Academia Española.

1985 -He was awarded the premier Spanish literary prize, the Cervantes Prize.

1999 - Died on the 27th of January.


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