Miguel Barnet awarded Ibero-American Liberal Arts Prize
In granting the prize, the Chile-based Jury highlighted Barnet's memorable biographical novel "Biography of a Cimarron", and his outstanding literary quality.
The Ibero-American prize was established in 2001 by the University of Talca and Chile's Santander Bank.
"Barnet is one of the most outstanding writers in Ibero-America for his fruitful literary work and popularity," said the president of Peru's Spanish Language Academy Marco Martos, as quoted by international media outlets.
The Cuban writer recently received the "Juan Rulfo" international award, granted by Radio France International, for his short story "Fatima or the Fraternity Park"; he was also awarded Cuba's National Literature Prize in 1994.
Several Latin American media outlets, including the Telesur TV channel said that Barnet, who was born in Havana on January 1940, worked along outstanding Cubanwriter Alejo Carpentier at the Cuban Book Institute, as well as with National Poet Nicolas Guillen at the Cuban Union of Writers and Artists, an institution of which he is a founder.
Source: By Al Games, Cubanow