National Prize for Literature (Cuba)

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National Prize for Literature
Awarded forNational literature prize of Cuba
Sponsored byCuban government
Hosted byInstituto Cubano del Libro (ICL)
First awarded1983
Last awardedActive

National Prize for Literature (Premio Nacional de Literatura de Cuba) is the national literature prize of Cuba. It has been given annually since 1983 and recognizes those writers who have enriched the legacy of Cuban literature.[1] It has been called "the most important award of its kind" in Cuba.[1]

The award is granted by the Instituto Cubano del Libro (Cuban Book Institute part of the Ministry of Culture). The award was founded in 1982 by the Ministerio de Cultura (Ministry of Culture) of the Cuban government.



  1. ^ a b c Staff writer (December 19, 2012). "Cuba's National Literature Prize Awarded to Leonardo Padura". Havana Times. Retrieved December 20, 2012.
  2. ^ "Vida y obra de Abelardo Estorino" [Life and Work of Abelardo Estorino] (in Spanish). National Prize for Literature. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  3. ^ Luis Sexto. "Carlida Oliver Labra: Poetry and Total Love". CubaNow. Archived from the original on June 9, 2007. Retrieved 2006-12-13.
  4. ^ Prensa Latina (May 20, 2012). "US Prize Awarded to Cuban Poet Nancy Morejon". Cuba Debate. Retrieved December 20, 2012. ..was awarded the National Literature Prize in 2001.
  5. ^ Staff writer (January 15, 2003). "Lisandro Otero wins Cuba's National Literature Prize". EFE World News Service. Archived from the original on January 25, 2013. Retrieved December 20, 2012.
  6. ^ Staff writer (December 27, 2006). "Acosta, 2006 National Literature Award". Cuba Headlines. Retrieved December 20, 2012.
  7. ^ Staff writer (2006). "Leonardo Acosta: Cuban National Literature Prize Laureate". Cuba Now. Retrieved December 20, 2012.
  8. ^ Staff writer (February 12, 2011). "Daniel Chavarría gets National Literature Prize". Havana Times. Retrieved December 20, 2012.
  9. ^ Staff writer (2011). "Uruguay's Daniel Chavarria Wins Cuban Literature Prize". Latin American Herald Tribune. Retrieved December 20, 2012.
  10. ^ RHC (7 December 2011). "Nersys Felipe: 2011 National Literature Award". Cuba SI. Retrieved December 20, 2012.
  11. ^ "Reina María Rodríguez, Premio Nacional de Literatura 2013". CubaDebate (in Spanish). 17 December 2013. Retrieved May 29, 2014.
  12. ^ "Escritor cubano Eduardo Heras León gana el Premio Nacional de Literatura 2014". El Espectdator. January 16, 2015. Retrieved December 5, 2015.
  13. ^ "Margarita Mateo Palmer, Premio Nacional de Literatura 2016". Diario de Cuba (in Spanish). Retrieved 23 January 2017.
  14. ^ Sheyla Delgado (6 December 2017). "Otorgan Premio Nacional de Literatura a escritor camagüeyano Luis Álvarez Álvarez". Cubadebate (in Spanish). Retrieved January 2, 2018.

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