Google Doodle Celebrates Jorge Luis Borges 112th birthday

The 112th birthday of Jorge Luis Borges, the famed Argentinian author known for his works that explored dreams and unreality, has been celebrated with a colourful Google Doodle.

When the illustration is clicked on it returns search results on the literary giant and poet who is credited with pioneering the science fiction genre.

He was born in Buenos Aires on August 24 1899 and during his early year he was taught at home by his parents before attending school in Geneva, Switzerland. After returning to Argentina in 1921, Borges began publishing his poems and essays in surrealist literary journals.

Several of his short stories have been turned into feature films, including the 1996 film Death and the Compass. He died in Geneva aged 86 on June 14 1986 having never won the Nobel Prize in Literature to the fury of his supporters.

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