Camilo José Cela

Spanish novelist (1916-2002)

Camilo José Cela y Trulock, 1st Marquis of Iria Flavia (Spanish: [kaˈmilo xoˈse ˈθela]; 11 May 1916 – 17 January 2002) was a Spanish novelist, short story writer and essayist. He worked with the Generation of '36 movement.

A drawing of Cela

He was awarded the 1989 Nobel Prize in Literature "for a rich and intensive prose, which with restrained compassion forms a challenging vision of man's vulnerability".[1]

Cela died in Madrid, Spain from heart disease, aged 85.


  1. "Nobel Prize in Literature 1989". Nobel Foundation. Retrieved 2008-10-17.

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