Conrado Nalé Roxlo

Conrado Nalé Roxlo (February 15, 1898 – July 2, 1971) was an Argentine writer, journalist and humorist, who was born and died in Buenos Aires. He was an author of poetry, plays, film scripts and pastiches in prose, and also the director of two humor magazines: Don Goyo and Esculapión.

Conrado Nalé Roxlo
Born(1897-02-15)February 15, 1897
Buenos Aires, Argentina
DiedJuly 2, 1971(1971-07-02) (aged 73)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Pen nameChamico, Alguien
Occupationplaywright, screenwriter, humorist, poet, journalist
NationalityArgentine
Genresatire, children's literature, poetry, biographies
Notable worksLas puertas del purgatorio
El cuervo del arca
El grillo

In 1945 he won the National Prize of Theatre for his play El cuervo del arca (The Ark's Raven) and in 1955 he was awarded with the National Prize of Literature for his short story collection Las puertas del purgatorio (The Purgatory Gates).

He also wrote children's literature and the biographies, along with Mabel Mármol, of Alfonsina Storni and Amado Villar.