Héctor Rojas Herazo, Colombian (1920 - 2002)

Héctor Rojas Herazo

Héctor Rojas Herazo (August 12, 1920 – April 11, 2002) was a Colombian novelist, poet, journalist and painter.[1]
Rojas was born in Tolú as son of Juan Emiro Rojas and Blance Berta Herazo. He was baptized on October 6, 1921.[2] He started artistic works in his childhood and was taught in plastic arts by his cousin José Manuel González. Later he wrote as journalist for several papers. As painter he realized more than sixty exhibitions on the American and the European continent. He died in Bogotá.

Publications

Rostro en la soledad, poetry, 1952
Desde la luz preguntan por nosotros, 1952
Tránsito de Caín, poetry, 1953
Desde la luz preguntan por nosotros, poetry, 1956
Agresión de las formas contra el ángel, poetry, 1961
Respirando el verano, novel, 1962
En noviembre llega el arzobispo, novel, 1966
Márquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude
Señales y garabatos del habitante, novel, 1976
Celia se pudre, novel, 1985
Las úlceras de Adán, novel, 1995

Honors

Honorary doctor of the Universidad de Cartagena, 1997
Commander of the Medal of the Congress of the Republic of Colombia, 1991
ProArtes literary merit medal, 1995 and 1998 (Cruz de Boyacá)
Golden Francisco Antonio Zea order of merit, Universidad de Antioquia, 1998
National José Asunción Silva poetry award, Bogotá, 1999
Medal of merits of the Universidad Santo Tomás de Aquino

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