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Antonio Skármeta

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Occupation  Writer
Citizenship  Chilean
Spouse  Nora Preperski (m. 1989)
Ethnicity  Croatian
Role  Writer
Nationality  Chilean
Name  Antonio Skarmeta
Language  Spanish
Genre  Novel

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Born  Esteban Antonio Skarmeta Vranicic November 7, 1940 (age 75) Antofagasta, Chile (1940-11-07)
Movies  Il Postino: The Postman, No, The Dancer and the Thief
Children  Javier Skarmeta, Beltran Skarmeta, Fabian Skarmeta, Gabriel Skarmeta
Parents  Magdalena Vranicic, Antonio Skarmeta Simunovic
Books  Ardiente paciencia, No paso nada, The Composition, Une ardente patience, La Composicion
Similar People  Michael Radford, Pablo Neruda, Pablo Larrain, Massimo Troisi, Fernando Trueba

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Antonio Skármeta (born Esteban Antonio Skármeta Vranicic on November 7, 1940) is a Chilean writer descending from Croatian immigrants from the Adriatic island of Brač, Dalmatia. He was awarded Chile's National Literature Prize in 2014.


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Biography and career

His 1985 novel and film Ardiente paciencia ("Ardent Patience") inspired the 1994 Academy Award-winning movie, Il Postino (The Postman). Subsequent editions of the book bore the title El cartero de Neruda (Neruda's Postman). His fiction has since received dozens of awards and has been translated into nearly thirty languages worldwide.

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Skármeta studied philosophy and literature both in Chile and at Columbia University in New York. From 1967 to 1973, the year he left Chile (first to Buenos Aires and later to West Berlin), he taught literature at the University of Chile.

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In 1987, he was a member of the jury at the 37th Berlin International Film Festival.

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In 1989, after the end of Pinochet’s military dictatorship, the writer returned to Chile in order "to create political space for freedom". He hosted a television program on literature and the arts, which regularly attracted over a million viewers.

From 2000 to 2003 he served as the Chilean ambassador in Germany.

He teaches classes at Colorado College both in Santiago, and Colorado Springs.

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In 2011 his novel Los días del arco iris won the prestigious Premio Iberoamericano Planeta-Casa de América de Narrativa, one of the richest literary prizes in the world worth $200,000.

His unpublished play El Plebiscito was the basis of Pablo Larraín's successful drama film No.


  • El entusiasmo, 1967.
  • Desnudo en el tejado, 1969.
  • Tiro libre, 1973.
  • Soñé que la nieve ardía, 1975.
  • Novios solitarios, 1975.
  • No paso nada, 1980.
  • La insurrección, 1982.
  • Ardiente paciencia, 1985.
  • El cartero de Neruda, 1985.
  • Matchball, 1989.
  • La composición, 1998.
  • La boda del poeta, 1999.
  • La chica del trombón, 2001.
  • El baile de la victoria, 2003.
  • Los días del arco iris, 2010.
  • References

    Antonio Skármeta Wikipedia