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country of citizenship: Colombia
language of expression: Spanish
award received: Miguel de Cervantes Prize, Xavier Villaurrutia Award, Neustadt International Prize for Literature, Prince of Asturias Literary Prize, Prix Médicis for foreign literature, Legion of Honour, International Nonino Prize, Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres
Álvaro Mutis Jaramillo (August 25, 1923 – September 22, 2013) was a Colombian poet, novelist, and essayist. His best-known work is the novel sequence The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll, which revolves around the character of Maqroll el Gaviero. He was awarded the 2001 Miguel de Cervantes Prize and the 2002 Neustadt International Prize for Literature.
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