1928 – 1983
Who was Manuel Scorza?
He is best known for the series of five novels, known collectively as "The Silent War," that began with Redoble por Rancas. All five have been translated into more than forty languages, including English.
He died when his plane, Avianca Flight 011, crashed on approach to Madrid's Barajas Airport after striking a series of hilltops. The crash killed 181 passengers, including Uruguayan literary critic Ángel Rama and Mexican writer Jorge Ibargüengoitia.
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