The award, which celebrates its 27th edition this year, comes with 42,000€ and the publication of an anthological collection of the award winner’s work.
The Venezuelan writer Rafael Cadenas has won the Reina Sofia Ibero-American Poetry Award ("the Cervantes of poetry") according to the jury's decision that has just been made public.
The prize, celebrating its 27th edition this year, comes with 42,000€ and the publication of an anthological collection of the award winner’s work. Cadenas, aged 88, has become the first Venezuelan to earn this distinction, and will receive the award in the auditorium of the University of Salamanca next October 23rd. The aim of the Reina Sofia Award is to recognize a living author’s complete works that "for their literary value constitute a relevant contribution to the common cultural heritage of Ibero-America and Spain". The jury have specifically awarded Cadenas for "having given us doubts, certainties, words, and reflections on words".
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