Antonio Skármeta (2990 words)


Antonio Skármeta is a major Chilean novelist and a central figure among the group of Spanish American narrative fiction writers now commonly referred to as the Post Boom. Since the late 1960s, Skármeta has published numerous short story collections and novels and has also been active as a frequent collaborator on radio, television and film projects and as an educator, diplomat and literary critic. In the latter capacity, through various articles, conference presentations and interviews, he has been instrumental in identifying and articulating the influences, aesthetic priorities and technical inclinations that characterize the works of the writers of the Post Boom, a group that includes fellow Chileans Ariel Dorfman and Isabel Allende,…

Citation: Jolley, Jason. "Antonio Skármeta". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 18 August 2009 [, accessed 30 November 2021.]

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