Author

Augusto Monterroso

Guatemalan writer

1920   -   2003

country of citizenship: Guatemala
language of expression: Spanish
occupation: writer, diplomat
award received: Xavier Villaurrutia Award, Prince of Asturias Literary Prize, FIL Award

Augusto Monterroso Bonilla (December 21, 1921 - February 7, 2003) was a Honduran writer who adopted Guatemalan nationality, known for the ironical and humorous style of his short stories. He is considered an important figure in the Latin American "Boom" generation, and received several awards, including the Prince of Asturias Award in Literature (2000), Miguel Ángel Asturias National Prize in Literature (1997), and Juan Rulfo Award (1996).
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