Camões Prize

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Camões Prize
Luís de Camões por François Gérard.jpg
A painting depicting Camões, made by François Gérard
Country Brazil and Portugal
Presented by Departamento Nacional do Livro and Fundação Biblioteca Nacional
Reward €100,000
First awarded 1989

The Camões Prize (Portuguese, Prémio Camões, Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpɾɛmju kaˈmõĩ̯ʃ]), named after Luís de Camões is the most important literary prize for the Portuguese language. It is awarded annually by the Portuguese Fundação Biblioteca Nacional (National Library Foundation) and the Brazilian Departamento Nacional do Livro (National Book Department) to the author of an outstanding work written in Portuguese.

It is often regarded as the equivalent of the Nobel Prize in Literature for works in the Portuguese sprachraum. The monetary award is of 100,000, making it among the richest literary prizes in the world.

The Laureates[edit]

Year Author Country Genre(s)
1989 centro Miguel Torga (1907–1995)  Portugal poetry, short story, novel, drama, memoirs, essay
1990 centro João Cabral de Melo Neto (1920–1999)  Brazil poetry
1991 centro José Craveirinha (1922–2003)  Mozambique poetry, journalism
1992 Vergílio Ferreira (1916–1996)  Portugal novel, short story, memoirs, essay
1993 centro Rachel de Queiroz (1910–2003)  Brazil novel, short story, translation, journalism, drama, memoirs, children's literature
1994 centro Jorge Amado (1912–2001)  Brazil novel, short story, poetry, children's literature, biography, journalism
1995 centro José Saramago (1922–2010)  Portugal novel, short story, drama, poetry, memoirs, journalism, children's literature
1996 centro Eduardo Lourenço (1923 – )  Portugal philosophy, literary criticism, essay
1997 centro "Pepetela"-Artur Carlos Maurício Pestana dos Santos (1941 – )  Angola novel, drama
1998 centro António Cândido de Mello e Sousa (1918 – )  Brazil literary criticism, literary theory, essay, poetry
1999 centro Sophia de Mello Breyner (1919–2004)  Portugal poetry, short story, drama, children's literature, translation, essay
2000 Autran Dourado (1926–2012)  Brazil novel, short story, essay, memoirs
2001 centro Eugénio de Andrade (1923–2005)  Portugal poetry, children's literature, translation, short story
2002 centro Maria Velho da Costa (1938 – )  Portugal novel, short story, drama, essay, screenplay
2003 Rubem Fonseca (1925 – )  Brazil novel, short story, screenplay
2004 Agustina Bessa-Luís (1922 – )  Portugal novel, short story, drama, essay, children's literature, biography, memoirs
2005 centro Lygia Fagundes Telles (1923 – )  Brazil novel, short story
2006 José Luandino Vieira (1935 – ) – refused [1]  Portugal /  Angola novel, short story, journalism, children's literature, translation
2007 centro António Lobo Antunes (1942 – )  Portugal novel, short story
2008 centro João Ubaldo Ribeiro (1941 – )  Brazil novel, short story, journalism, children's literature, essay
2009 centro Arménio Vieira (1941 – )  Cape Verde poetry, journalism
2010 centro Ferreira Gullar (1930 – )  Brazil poetry, short story, essay, art criticism, biography
2011 centro Manuel António Pina (1943–2012)[2]  Portugal poetry, children's literature, drama, short story, journalism
2012 Dalton Trevisan (1925 – )  Brazil short story, novel
2013 centro Mia Couto (1955 -)[3]  Mozambique novel, short story, poetry

Winners per country[edit]

Omissions[edit]

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  1. Elza Paxeco (1912-1989, Portuguese)
  2. Fernando Namora (1919-1989, Portuguese)
  3. José Cardoso Pires (1925-1998, Portuguese)
  4. José J. Veiga (1915-1999, Brazilian)
  5. Paulo Freire (1921–1997, Brazilian)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Luandino Vieira recusa Camões por "razões pessoais"". Diário de Notícias. Retrieved 2006-05-25. 
  2. ^ "Manuel António Pina ganha prémio Camões" (in portuguese). publico.pt. 12-5-2011. Retrieved 12-5-2011. 
  3. ^ "Mia Couto é o vencedor do Prémio Camões 2013". publico.pt. 2013-05-27. Retrieved 2013-05-27.