Carlos Fuentes Prize

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Carlos Fuentes International Prize for Literary Creation in the Spanish Language (Spanish: Premio Internacional Carlos Fuentes a la Creación Literaria en el Idioma Españo) is a literary award established in 2012 by the Mexican government in honor of Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes.[1] It is awarded every year on November 11, the birthday of Fuentes. The prize has a remuneration of US$250,000 making it one of the richest literary prizes in the world.[citation needed]

The jury is composed of seven people including a member of Spain’s Royal Academy of the Spanish Language, another from the Mexican Spanish-language academy, one more from another academy in Latin America or the Philippines, and four additional academic or literary figures from Mexico.[2]

Recipients[edit]

Year Author Nationality Ref(s)
2012 Mario Vargas Llosa  Peru [3]
2014 Sergio Ramírez  Nicaragua [4]
2016 Eduardo Lizalde  Mexico [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Carlos Fuentes Literary Prize Created". Latin American Herald Tribune. July 4, 2012. Retrieved July 4, 2012.
  2. ^ (in Spanish) "Conaculta anuncia el Premio Internacional Carlos Fuentes a la Creación Literaria en el Idioma Español". July 3, 2012. Retrieved July 4, 2012.
  3. ^ "Mario Vargas Llosa wins Inaugural Carlos Fuentes Prize". Latino Fox News. October 15, 2012. Archived from the original on October 18, 2012. Retrieved October 15, 2012.
  4. ^ "Sergio Ramirez wins Mexico's Carlos Fuentes Prize". Latino Fox News. November 11, 2014. Retrieved November 12, 2014.
  5. ^ País, El (2016-11-08). "El poeta mexicano Eduardo Lizalde, ganador del Premio Carlos Fuentes". El País (in Spanish). ISSN 1134-6582. Retrieved 2018-03-23.

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