King Felipe VI will present the 2021 Cervantes Prize to Uruguayan writer Cristina Peri Rossi on Friday, April 22 In the traditional ceremony celebrated in Auditorium of the University of Alcala de Henaresafter two years of not being able to implement it.
Perry Rossi has been awarded the Cervantes Prize for her career as one of today’s great literary careers in a variety of genres, for her continued exploration and criticism, and for her commitment to issues such as the condition of women and sexuality, as noted by the jury in the past. November.
At the ceremony, which will be presided over by the King and Queen of Spain, the Uruguayan writer will receive the most prestigious award in Spanish literature, which It is awarded annually by the Spanish Ministry of Culture and Sports, with a value of €125,000.
The day before, Perry Rossi will also attend the lunch that will be served by Philip VI and Queen Letizia at the Royal Palace of Madrid to represent the world of literature.
Berry Rossi was born in Montevideo on November 12, 1941, Although he has been living in Barcelona (Northeast Spain) since the 1970s and also holds Spanish citizenship. She is one of the most prominent writers in the Spanish language, the author of a comprehensive work of fiction, poetry and essay, translated into 15 languages.
Through her writing, she criticized authoritarian governments and dictatorships, spoke truth to power, and gave voice to women, exiles, and homosexuals.
The events surrounding the awarding of the Cervantes Prize have been given one day this year, as the traditional date, April 23, falls on a Saturday. The delivery that resumes the usual celebration this year, two years later, first due to the epidemic, and then due to the delicate health of the prize-winner, could not have gone as planned.
And so, in 2020, confinement due to the coronavirus pandemic prevented his handing over to the winner, Spanish Joan MargueriteWhile in 2021 it was the health condition of the Spanish poet Francisco Prinz that did not allow him to receive the award at that ceremony.
In both cases, the kings moved to the winners’ residence to award them the prize. Margaret died on February 16, 2021 at the age of 82, while Prinze died on May 20, 2021 at the age of 89.
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