Julio Cortazar

Julio Cortazar

Born: August 26, 1914

Died: February 12, 1984

Nationality: Argentinian

Occupation: Writer, translator, novelist

Biography: Julio Cortázar, born Jules Florencio Cortázar, was an Argentine novelist, short story writer, and essayist. Known as one of the founders of the Latin American Boom, Cortázar influenced an entire generation of Spanish-speaking readers and writers in the Americas and Europe. He has been called a modern master of the short story.