The writer Elena Poniatowska is awarded the international Carlos Fuentes award

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The writer and journalist Elena Poniatowska91 years old, has been awarded the international prize Carlos Fuentes to the “Literary Creation in the Spanish Language” 2023, becoming the fourth woman to reach this milestone.

This award is granted by the Ministry of Culture of Mexico and the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) to writers who, through their works, enrich the literary heritage of humanity.

In this sense, Poniatowska was recognized for her extensive career and her contributions to letters in the Spanish language, through journalism, chronicles, interviews and novels.

“His texts have narrated, through testimonies and fiction, capital moments in the recent history of Mexico,” said the jury of the international contest, made up of Concepcion Company, Javier Garciadiego, Luis Garcia Montero, Reneé Acosta, and Margo Glantz.

Rodrigo Borja Torres, General Director of Libraries, as representative of the Ministry of Culture of the Government of Mexico, and Julia Santibáñez, coordinator of the Carlos Fuentes Extraordinary Chair of Hispanic American Literature, as representative of UNAM and secretary of the jury also participated. They unanimously decided to award the Carlos Fuentes award to the author of “La noche de Tlatelolco”.

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