Category: Portugal

  • Ondjaki wins Vergílio Ferreira Award 2023

    Ondjaki wins Vergílio Ferreira Award 2023

    Ondjaki was awarded the Vergílio Ferreira Award 2023 in Évora, Portugal on Wednesday, March 1, 2023. Vergílio Ferreira was a Portuguese writer, essayist, professor, and a key figure in Portuguese-language literature. He was awarded the Camões Prize, which seeks to distinguish the great names of Portuguese-language literature, in 1992. He passed away in 1996 and…

  • Finalists for Brazil’s Premio Oceanos 2022 announced.

    Finalists for Brazil’s Premio Oceanos 2022 announced.

    The ten finalists for Brazil’s Premio Oceanos 2022 were announced on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Oceanos-Prêmio de Literatura em Língua Portuguesa is a Brazilian literary award handed out annually since it was established in 2003. In the first years, only works by Brazilian writers were eligible for the Portugal Telecom-sponsored award until 2007 when Portuguese-language…

  • Yara Nakahanda Monteiro wins Prémio Literário Glória de Sant’Anna 2022

    Yara Nakahanda Monteiro wins Prémio Literário Glória de Sant’Anna 2022

    Yara Nakahanda Monteiro’s poetry collection Memórias, Aparições e Arritmias won the Prémio Literário Glória de Sant’Anna 2022 on May 12, 2022. Prémio Literário Glória de Sant’Anna is an International Poetry Prize in memory of the Poet Glória de Sant’Anna. Organized by the Cultural Action Group of Válega and Glória de Sant’Anna’s sons, it is awarded…

  • African, African American longlistees of the PEN America literary awards 2021.

    African, African American longlistees of the PEN America literary awards 2021.

    The longlists for the PEN America literary awards 2021 were announced today, Tuesday, December 22, 2020. Here are the Africans and African Americans in the running. PEN America, founded in 1922, is an organization that works to defend and celebrate free expression in the United States through the advancement of literature and human rights. It…