Cuban writer wins Latin American Prize
Cuban writer Alberto Abreu received the Casa de Las Americas 2007 Prize in the category of artistic-literary essay on Thursday.
Abreu, a narrator and art critic, won the award unanimously for his essay
Los juegos de la escritura o la (re) escritura de la Historia (The games of
writing or re-writing history).
Likewise, Argentinean writer and journalist Susana Silvestre took the prize for her novel Mil y una (A thousand and one), while his compatriot Rafael Spregelburd was awarded in the category of theater.
Uruguayan Edda Fabbri was recognized in testimonial literature with
Oblivion; Brazilian Ana Maria Goncalves, was also acknowledged for her novel Um defeito de cor.
The ceremony, held at the Casa de las Americas cultural institution in
Havana, was presided over by the Cuban minister of culture, Abel Prieto; the Cuban parliament president, Ricardo Alarcon; and the vice president of the council of ministers, Jose Ramon Fernandez.
Almost 500 literary works from 18 countries took part in the Casa de las
Americas Prize contest that began on January 15. The jury was made up of eighteen cultural personalities of Latin America, including Mexican Cristina Riera Garza and Chileans Poli Delano and Manuel Cabieses.