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Full Name: Gabriela Mistral
Biography:
(1889-1957)(Lucila Godoy Alcayaga) Gabriela Mistral was born in Chile. She was the only Latin American woman to have won a Nobel Prize. She studied at the Pedagogical College in Santiago, became a secondary school teacher, taught in the Liceode los Andes (1912-1918), and rose to important posts in the Chilean educational system. She helped to reorganize the rural schools of Mexico (1922-24) and was visiting professor at Barnard, Vassar, and Middlebury colleges in the United States in 1931-32. She also served on the Committee of Arts and Letters of the League of Nations (1926-1939) and as Chilean consul in Madrid, Lisbon, Rio de Janeiro, Nice, and Los Angeles. Her literary life is just as remarkable; she won first prize at the Juegos Florales of Santiago in 1914, her poems were collected and published in such books as "La voz de Elqui" (1908); "Sonetos de la muerte" (1914); "Desolacion" (1922), which was published in New York; "Ternura" (1925); "Nubes blancas" (1930); "La oraciÓn de la muestra" (1930); and "Tala" (1938). She received the Nobel Prize in literature in 1945. She lived in Roslyn Harbor, and died in Hempstead.
Author's Timeline:
1957 Nassau County
Mistral died in Hempstead, New York. 
1931 New York County
Mistral was visiting professor at Barnard, Vassar, and Middlebury colleges in the United States in 1931-32. 
1889 (Unknown) County
Mistral was born in Chile. 
1931 Dutchess County
Mistral was visiting professor at Barnard, Vassar, and Middlebury colleges in the United States in 1931-32. 
1908 (Unknown) County
"La voz de Elqui"
 
1914 (Unknown) County
"Sonetos de la muerte"
 
1922 (Unknown) County
"Desolacion"
Published in New York. 
1925 (Unknown) County
"Ternura"
 
1930 (Unknown) County
"Nubes blancas"
 
1930 (Unknown) County
"La oraciÓn de la muestra"
 
1938 (Unknown) County
"Tala"
 
? Nassau County
Mistral lived in Roslyn Harbor, NY. 

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