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José Saramago

Portugal (1922 - 2010)

José de Sousa Saramago, was a Nobel-laureate Portuguese novelist, poet, playwright and journalist. His works, some of which can be seen as allegories, commonly present subversive perspectives on historic events, emphasizing the human factor. Harold Bloom has described Saramago as "a permanent part of the Western canon".

Genres: Literary Fiction
Non fiction
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International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel nominee (1996) : The Gospel According to Jesus Christ
Nobel Prize in Literature Lifetime Achievement winner (1998)

José Saramago recommends
Jerusalem (2009)
Gonçalo M Tavares
"Tavares has no right to be writing so well at the age of 35. One feels like punching him."
The Piano Cemetery (2010)
José Luís Peixoto
"I have no doubt that he is the safe promise of a great writer."

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