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José Saramago (1922–2010)

José Saramago was born on November 16, 1922 in Azinhaga, Golega, Portugal as José de Sousa Saramago. He was a writer and actor, known for Enemy (2013), Blindness (2008) and The Stone Raft (2002). He was married to Pilar del Río and Ilda Reis. He died on June 18, 2010 in Lanzarote, Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain. See full bio »

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 2013 Mata Nacional do Bussaco: Património Vivo, Natureza Mágica (Documentary short) (commentary by)
 2013 Enemy (novel "The Double")
 2010 Embargo (novel)
 2008 Blindness (novel "Ensaio Sobre a Cegueira")
 2007 A Flor máis grande do mundo (Short) (based on a short story by)
 2002 The Stone Raft (novel)
 1999 Por Longos Dias (Short documentary) (foreword: Book "Terra" by Sebastião Salgado)
 1980 Que Farei Com Este Livro? (TV Movie) (play)
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Other Works:

"Manual de Pintura e Caligrafia" (novel, 1977) See more »

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3 Interviews | 7 Articles | See more »

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[About his name change to Saramago in a 2007 interview] My father wasn't very happy, but if that was his son's official name, well, then he had to take it. See more »


He was the first Portuguese writer to have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1998. See more »

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