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Reynaldo González

Chronicles and articles that combine depth, knowledge, stylistic rigor and pleasantness accumulated along decades, issued by Cuban and foreign publishing houses, like the Camaguey journal Adelante, the Juventud Rebelde newspaper and La Jiribilla magazine, to set a few examples, the contribution of the Cuban writer Reynaldo González (Ciego de Ávila, 1940) to information, reflection and critics was recognized with the Cultural Journalism Award "Jose Antonio Fernández de Castro" 2007.

This award, granted yearly since 1999 by the Cuban Ministry of Culture and the Communications and Cultural Development Center (CREART) attached to this Institution, recognizes the life work that better reflects culture in the written media and, at the same time, pays tribute to Jose Antonio Fernandez, one of the most outstanding intellectuals among the first Cuban vanguards of the 20th century.

Reynaldo Gonzalez received, in five occasions, the Critic's Award. He started his career as writer of Cuban Literature with his novel "Siempre la muerte", which obtained a mention in 1968 at Casa de las Americas Awards.

The narrator, journalist and essayist was very excited when receiving the award by Abel Prieto, Cuban Minister of Culture and member of the Communist Partys Political Bureau. The ceremony was also attended by relevant personalities of the Cuban culture.

The award granted to Reynaldo was decided unanimously. He who also received the National Literature Award in 2003 for the best novel and essay. The jury evaluated the impact and great value of this writer born in Ciego de Avila, and considered the importance of his journalistic work compiled in books like "La ventana discreta" (1998), "Cine Cubano: ese ojo que nos ve" (2001) and "Espiral de interrograntes" (2004).

The ceremony finished with the duet "Karma" and Eduardo Sosa, a troubadour from Santiago de Cuba, who performed before Pablo Milanes, a great star of the Cuban culture and founder of the "Nueva Trova" Movement.

Source: Cubarte

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