Donoso in 1981
|Born||José Donoso Yáñez
October 5, 1924
|Died||December 7, 1996
|Years active||20th century|
|Spouse||María del Pilar Serrano|
José Donoso Yáñez (October 5, 1924 – December 7, 1996) was a
Donoso is the author of a number of remarkable stories and novels, which contributed greatly to the
After his death, his personal papers at the University of Iowa revealed his homosexuality, a revelation that caused a certain controversy in Chile.
Son of the doctor José Donoso Donoso and Alicia Yáñez, niece of the writer
In 1945 he traveled to the southernmost part of Chile and
His first book – Veraneo y otros cuentos -- came about in 1955 and won the Premio Municipal de Santiago (Municipal prize of Santiago) the next year. In 1957 while he lived with a family of fishermen in the
He started writing for the magazine Ercilla in 1960 when he found himself traveling through Europe, from where he sent his reports. After he continued as an editor and literary critic of that publication until 1965. Afterwards he collaborated with the Mexican Siempre.
In 1961, he married with painter María Ester Serrano, known as María Pilar Donoso (1926–1997), daughter of the Chilean Juan Enrique Serrano and the