Cuban Writer Receives Important International Prize

Havana, Cuba, Aug 9.- Cuban writer Julia Calzadilla received in Berlin, Germany, the Astrid Lindgren Prize of children’s and youth literature, on the occasion of the 20th World Congress of the International Federation of Translators, Interpreters and Terminologists.Her literary work, which includes both fiction and the translation of titles for that public, was praised in the awards ceremony held in that German capital, the Granma newspaper reported on Friday.

The narrative work of Calzadilla, also a poet and an Egyptologist, reflects important elements of Cuban culture, in a language that is accessible to her majority reading public.

She has also received other prizes nationally and internationally, among them the Casa de las Americas Prize (1976 y 1984); La Rosa Blanca, in 1989, and the National Culture Medal given by the island’s Culture Ministry.(acn).


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