Aquiles Nazoa, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Aquiles Nazoa

Venezuelan writer

Date of Birth: 17-May-1920

Place of Birth: Caracas, Capital District, Venezuela

Date of Death: 25-Apr-1976

Profession: screenwriter, writer, poet, author, journalist

Nationality: Venezuela

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Aquiles Nazoa

  • Aquiles Nazoa (Caracas, 17 May 1920 - 26 April 1976) was a Venezuelan writer, journalist, poet and humorist.
  • His work expressed the values of popular Venezuelan culture. He worked in the newspaper El Universal as a packer, later becoming a proof-reader.
  • He had also begun to read English and French which allowed him to work simultaneously as a tourist guide in the Museo de Bellas Artes.
  • He became the correspondent of El Universal in Puerto Cabello and was arrested in 1940 for defamation and slanderous allegations when criticising the Municipal authorities. He worked in Tropical Radio, had a column in El Universal entitled Punta de lanza (spearhead), and was reporter for the newspaper Ăšltimas Noticias.
  • He collaborated in the weekly magazine El Morrocoy Azul and the newspaper El Nacional.
  • He wrote for the Colombian magazine, Sábado (Saturday) and lived a year in Cuba.
  • In 1945, he became editor of the magazine Fantoches.
  • In 1956, he was expelled from the country by the regime of Marcos PĂ©rez JimĂ©nez, but returned in 1958. In 1948, Nazoa obtained the Premio Nacional de Periodismo (National Journalism Prize) in the humour and customs section.
  • He was also awarded the Premio Municipal de Literatura del Distrito Federal (Municipal Prize for Literature of the Federal District) in 1967. He died in an automobile accident between Caracas and Valencia.

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