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Ernesto Sabato

Ernesto Sabato was born in Buenos Aires in 1911 and died in 2011. He published three novels-- The Tunnel , On Heroes and Tombs , and Abaddon el Exterminador , which won the French Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger and the Jerusalem Prize--and many volumes of essays. In 1985, he won the Miguel de Cervantes Prize "for four decades of literary endeavor".