Manuel Scorza

Novelist, Author

1928 – 1983

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Who was Manuel Scorza?

Manuel Scorza was an important Peruvian novelist, poet, and political activist, exiled under the regime of Manuel Odría. He was born in Lima.

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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Born
Sep 9, 1928
Lima
Also known as
  • Skorsa, Manuel
  • Manuel Scorza Torres
Nationality
  • Peru
Profession
Died
Nov 27, 1983
Madrid

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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