Oscar Yanes in 2008
25 April 1927|
|Died||21 October 2013
|Pen name||Chivo Negro|
|Subject||History of Venezuela|
Oscar Armando Yanes González (25 April 1927 in Caracas – 21 October 2013), was a Venezuelan journalist and bestselling author, considered a pioneer in Venezuelan broadcast journalism. He was awarded by three times with the National Prize for Journalism.
Oscar Yanes was famous for his tales about contemporary history in the TV program Así son las Cosas (The way things are). In the late 1940s received the first prize from the Venezuelan Association of Writers for his book Carlos J. Bello, el Sabio Olvidado (Carlos J. Bello, the forgotten wise man). In 1992 won the Silver Book Prize awarded by Planeta Publishing, for the largest book circulation of the year.
Yanes died of complications from prostate cancer on October 21, 2013, age 86.
- Carlos J. Bello, el Sabio Olvidado (1946)
- Vida íntima de Leo (1948)
- Cosas de Caracas (1967)
- Cosas del mundo (1972)
- Por qué yo maté a Delgado Chalbaud (1980)
- Amores del última Página (1991)
- Memorias de Armandito (1992)
- Los años inolvidables (1992)
- Del Trocadero al Pasapoga (1993)
- Hoy es mañana o las vainas de un reportero muerto (1994)
- Así Son las Cosas collection (1996–1999)
- Pura Pantalla (2000)
- Ternera y Puerta Franca (2003)
- Nadie me quita lo Bailao (2007)
- Nadie me quita lo Bailao II (2009)
- La verdad sobre el asesinato de Delgado Chalbaud (2011)
- El Universal (April 2007). "Los 80 años de Oscar Yánes" (in Spanish). Retrieved 16 January 2010.