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Francisco Massiani


Francisco Massiani

Francisco Massiani
Born (1944-04-02) 2 April 1944
Caracas, Venezuela
Occupation writer, painter.
Nationality Venezuelan
Notable works Piedra de mar (1968)
Notable awards National Prize for Literature (2012)

Francisco Massiani (Caracas, 2 April 1944) is Venezuelan a writer and painter. His first novel, Piedra de mar has been a bestseller since its publication. It's a Bildungsroman of a middle class teenager in Caracas.[1] Massiani, has won the Municipal Prize of Prose in 1998, and in 2005, the V annual contest of the Fundación para la Cultura Urbana (Foundation for the Urban Culture), for the storybook Florencio y los pajaritos de Angelina, su mujer. In 2006, he published his first book of poetry.[2] In 2012 won the National Prize for Literature, as a recognition to his entire work.

List of works

  • Piedra de mar (1968)
  • Los tres mandamientos de Misterdoc Fonegal (1976)
Short Story
  • Fiesta de campo/Renate o la vida siempre como en un comienzo (1965; published in 2008)
  • Las primeras hojas de la noche (1970)
  • El llanero solitario tiene la cabeza pelada como un cepillo de dientes (1975)
  • Relatos (1990)
  • Con agua en la piel (1998)
  • Florencio y los pajaritos de Angelina, su mujer (2006)
  • 2006 Antología
  • 2007 Señor de la ternura
  • 2011 Corsarios
  • 16 cuentos latinoamericanos : antología para jóvenes, Coedición Latinoamericana, 1992, ISBN 978-968-494-064-2


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External links

  • (Spanish) Piedra de marFragment
  • (Spanish) Relatos"Un regalo para Julia", from
  • (Spanish) En la palabra de Pancho – Interview to Francisco Massiani in Lo afirmativo venezolano
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