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Snippet: Cervantes prize 2014 to Juan Goytisolo

Juan Goytisolo (Barcelona, 1931; Wikipedia) is the 2014 Cervantes prize winner.

According to the jury Goytisolo was chosen for “his investigative capacity in language and complex stylish propositions, developed in different literary genres; for his willingness to integrate the two shores, the heterodox Spanish tradition and his permanent commitment to intercultural dialogue.” (from the official press release by the Spanish ministry of culture) 24 more words

Literary Prize

2014 Miguel de Cervantes Prize

Author Elena Poniatowska has won this year’s Cervantes Prize. The 82-year old reporter and activist has written more than three dozen books, including novels, essays, children’s books and nonfiction.  64 more words

On The Books: Melissa Etheridge surprises fan at an indie bookstore

Melissa Etheridge was in Harrisburg, PA for a concert last night and popped into the local indie bookstore, the Midtown Scholar. She and her partner Linda Wallem “sipped tea and browsed the book selection,” while one of the employees watched completely starstruck. 390 more words