Augusto Roa Bastos

Augusto Roa Bastos

Born: June 13, 1917

Died: April 26, 2005

Nationality: Paraguayan

Occupation: Novelist, writer, journalist, professor

Biography: Augusto Roa Bastos, was a noted Paraguayan novelist and short story writer, and one of the most important Latin American writers of the 20th century. As a teenager he fought in the Chaco War between Paraguay and Bolivia, and he later worked as a journalist, screenwriter and professor.