José Saramago Foundation

José Saramago Foundation

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José Saramago

José Saramago was born in 1922. He was devoted exclusively to writing since 1976. Numerous awards bear witness to the importance of his œuvre. Among those he received are the Comendador da Ordem Militar de Santiago da Espada presented by the Portuguese government, the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres presented by the French government, plus honorary doctorates from various universities including Torino, Manchester, Sevilla, Toledo, Bordeaux, Dartmouth and Coimbra.

After having received the Prémio Camões in 1995, the most significant literary award of the Portuguese speaking world, Saramago was honoured with the Nobel Prize of Literature in 1998, the first Nobel Prize for a work in Portuguese.

José Saramago Foundation aims to preserve the writer´s work and also pleads for the defense of human rights and the preservation of the environment.