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Mexico's Fernando del Paso wins 2015 Cervantes letters prize

MADRID (AP) — Mexican author Fernando del Paso has won the 2015 Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world’s highest literary honor, Spanish officials announced Thursday.

Education Minister Inigo Mendez de Vigo highlighted del Paso’s mix of tradition with modernity and his recreation of episodes that are fundamental to Mexico’s history in his novels. 232 more words

Latin America & The Caribbean

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


Cervantes prize 2013 to Elena Poniatowska

The 2013 edition of the most prestigious prize in Spanish letters goes to the Mexican writer and journalist Elena Poniatowska (Paris, 1932), only the fourth female laureate in 37 years of the prize’s history. 901 more words

Literary Prize

Poniatowska wins Cervantes Prize

Earlier this year I wrote about Elena Poniatowska’s masterful study of the 1968 massacre of students at Tlatelolco in Mexico City. Today the jury for the Premio Cervantes, the most renowned literary prize in the Spanish-speaking world, awarded this year’s prize to Poniatowska. 98 more words


Elena Poniatowska Wins the Cervantes Prize 2013!

Elena Poniatowska, one of Mexico’s greatest living authors, has been awarded the Cervantes Prize, often called “the Spanish language Nobel Prize.” Poniatowska is the fifth Mexican author (joining our very own Sergio Pitol, among others) and the fourth woman to win the Cervantes. 229 more words