Antônio Callado

Playwright, Author

1917 – 1997

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Who was Antônio Callado?

Antônio Callado was a Brazilian journalist, playwright, and novelist. Born in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Callado studied law, then worked as a journalist in London for the BBC's Brazilian Service from 1941 to 1947. Callado began writing fiction in the 1950s. His first novel, A assunção de Salviano, was published in 1954, and his last, O homem cordial e outras histórias, came out in 1993. Quarup is regarded as his most famous work. Callado has received literary prizes that include the Golfinho de Ouro, the Prêmio Brasília, and the Goethe Prize for fiction for Sempreviva. He died in Rio de Janeiro, aged 80.

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Born
Jan 26, 1917
Niterói
Also known as
  • Antonio Callado
  • Antônio Carlos Callado
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  • Brazil
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Died
Jan 28, 1997
Rio de Janeiro

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on July 23, 2013

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