Gustavo Álvarez Gardeazábal

Gustavo Álvarez Gardeazábal
66th Governor of Valle del Cauca
In office
1 January 1998  28 July 1999
Preceded by Germán Villegas Villegas
Succeeded by Juan Fernando Bonilla
Personal details
Born (1945-10-31) 31 October 1945
Tuluá, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
Nationality Colombian
Alma mater University of Valle (BA, 1970)
Profession Writer
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Álvarez and the second or maternal family name is Gardeazábal.

Gustavo Álvarez Gardeazábal (born 31 October 1945) is a Colombian writer, and politician.[1] He attended the University of Valle and was the runner-up for a Premio Nadal in 1971 for Dabeiba. He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1984. and was Governor of Valle del Cauca Department from 1998–1999. He also wrote the highly rated telenovela El Bazar de los Idiotas.


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