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Delivered 2007 UNEAC literature awards
The winners of the 2007 UNEAC (National Association of Writers and Artists of Cuba) Literature awards, distinction given by that institution in the categories narrative, poetry and theatre, were announced in this capital.

In the delivery ceremony of the 42 edition, the Cuban poet and founder of the Award, César López, said that the important awards take into account a varied number of criteria, the union of culture and progress of our America.

The poetry jury awarded the work Hombre de la edad y de la piedra (The man of the stone age), written by Manuel García Verdecia, from Holguin, and indicated the brilliant formal elaboration of the work, the width of his thematic register and the efficiency of the artistic language.

The award in Narrative was won by Evelyn Pérez González with her work Supuestas vidas (False lives). Teoría del cuarto oscuro, (Theory of a dark room), El jardín de los caminos que se cruzan (The garden of the crossing roads), Matar al pájaro sentado (To Hill the sitting bird), Cuentos para llegar al otro lado (Stories to reach the other side) and Historia portátil de la literatura cubana (Portable history of the Cuban literature), al of them written by women won mentions.

Alberto Curbelo, a writer from Havana won the theatre award with his work Huracán (Hurricane), qualified by the jury as a singular work that harmoniously dialogue with the past, present and future time.

The mentions in that category, Nevada2 and Béisbol, were proposed to print and publish.

Memorias para un reencuentro. Conversaciones con Santiago Álvarez (Memories of a reunion. Conversations with Santiago Alvarez), a testimony of the writer and researcher Larry Morales from Ciego de Avila, won its category.

The Literature UNEAC Award is the oldest and most prestigious award given by the UNEAC and gives the winners every year a monetary award and the opportunity to publish their Works.


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