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In Cuba Awards for the book Ofelias to give fame to writer from Santiago Aida Bahr
Aida Bahr won the favor of the selection jury, for her book Ofelias, published by the Editorial Letras Cubanas, a text that shows the spiritual work of passionate women filled with conflicts, all of it “set in different stages of everyday life”.

With the same work, this woman, who is also an essay writer and a literary critic, had already won the 2007 Alejo Carpentier Award, in short stories.

Aida Bahr, has been for then years the director of the Editorial Oriente and of a SIC magazine, a publication that has consolidated its prestige, as the main means to spread literary creation.

Aida, a writer who is well known for the sharpness of her verb and a fertile and wide imagination, was born in the city of Holguín, a central-eastern Cuban city, on January 27, 1958. She graduated as a philologist from the Oriente University, in 1981, and has lived for many years in Santiago de Cuba.

Bahr, who has been part of the jury in important competitions such as the Casa de las Américas award and the Alejo Carpentier award, has also achieved other literary awards: Third Place in the II Encounter of Cuban Narration (1982); Mention in short stories in the David Competition (1981) and a distinction for National Culture, one of the highest awards given by the Cuban Ministry for Culture.

(Sierra mestra)

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