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Born: June 13, 1917

Died: April 26, 2005 (aged 87)

Nationality: Paraguayan

Occupation: Novelist, writer, journalist, professor

Bio: 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.

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