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His first novel was published when he was 23. He essentially stopped writing for 30 years, during which time he worked at a garage, a welfare agency, and a printing company, among other jobs.
[About his name change to Saramago in a 2007 interview] My father wasn't very happy, but if that was his son's official name, well, then he had to take it.
José de Sousa Saramago
Azinhaga, Golega, Portugal
Lanzarote, Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain