Mateo Morrison

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Mateo Morrison
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Mateo Morrison in 2012
Born (1946-04-14) April 14, 1946 (age 69)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Occupation Poet, novelist
Language Spanish
Nationality Dominican
Genre Drama, Romantic

Mateo Morrison Fortunato (b. 14 April 1946, Santo Domingo), is a Dominican writer, lawyer, poet and essayist. He won the Premio Nacional de Literatura of the Dominican Republic in 2010.[1]


Morrison is the son of Egbert Morrison, a native of Jamaica, and Efigenia Fortunato. He studied at the Latin American and Caribbean Center for Cultural Development in Venezuela, majoring in Cultural Management. He started the Cesar Vallejo Literary Workshop in the latter part of 1970s and, in 2010, became the twentieth recipient of the Premio Nacional de Literatura, being honored especially for his poetry.[2] He was director of the Departament of Culture of the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo (UASD) and has served as the Sub-Secretary of Culture for the Dominican Republic since his appointment in 2008 by Leonel Fernández.

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