|Born||2 April 1944|
|Died||1 April 2019 74) (aged|
|Notable works||Piedra de mar (1968)|
|Notable awards||National Prize for Literature (2012)|
Francisco Massiani (2 April 1944 – 1 April 2019) was a Venezuelan writer and painter. His first novel, Piedra de mar has been a bestseller since its publication. It's a Bildungsroman of a middle class teenager in Caracas.Massiani, won the Municipal Prize of Prose in 1998, and in 2005, the V annual contest of the Fundación para la Cultura Urbana (Foundation for the Urban Culture), for the storybook Florencio y los pajaritos de Angelina, su mujer. In 2006, he published his first book of poetry. In 2012 he won the National Prize for Literature, as a recognition to his entire body of work.
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