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Spanish poet Luis García Montero has won the 2024 Carlos Fuentes Prize

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Ministry of Culture and National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) declared the Spanish poet Luis Garcia Montero As a winner Carlos Fuentes International Award 2024 For literary creativity in the Spanish language.

The jury is made up of writers Beatriz Espejo, Rosa Montero, Elmer Mendoza, Fernando Fernandez, and Elena PoniatowskaThe majority decided to award the award to Montero for his work “A wide-ranging career And his contributions to Spanish-language literature as a poet and essayist.”

Luis Garcia Montero, Writer, poet and critic Born in Granada (Spain) in 1958, he is a professor of Spanish literature at the university of his hometown, and since 2018 he has been directing the Cervantes Institute.

From his poetry collection we highlight the following: And now you’re from the Brooklyn Bridge (1980),Diary of an accomplice (1987),Totally Friday (1998), The intimacy of the snake (2003), A poem about the death of poetry (2016) and One year and three months (2022), among many other works.

From 1994 to 2021 He shared his life with the writer Almudena Grandes.From which she was widowed in 2021.

Photo courtesy of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), of Spanish poet Luis García Montero while in Mexico City (Mexico). EFE/National Autonomous University of Mexico

Eighth winner

Montero becomes The eighth person to win the award After Mario Vargas Llosa (2012), Sergio Ramirez (2014), Eduardo Lizalde (2016), Luis Goytisolo (2018), Luisa Valenzuela (2019), Diamila Eltet (2020), Margo Glantz (2022) and Elena Poniatowska (2023).

Carlos Fuentes International Award was Established in 2012 In memory of the Mexican writer to whom it owes its name and author of such classics as The Most Transparent Zone and The Death of Artemio Cruz.

Starting, Its periodicity was semi-annual; but, As of 2019 it is annual Under an agreement between the Federal Ministry of Culture, UNAM and journalist Silvia Lemos, Fuentes’ widow.

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