July 15, 2024

The author and journalist Elena Poniatowska has obtained this Monday the Carlos Fuentes Worldwide Prize for Literary Creation in Spanish, which is awarded by the Mexican authorities to writers who, by means of the entire of their work, have enriched the literary heritage of humanity. The award from the Ministry of Tradition and the Nationwide Autonomous College of Mexico (UNAM) accommodates $125,000, a diploma and a sculpture by Mexican artist Vicente Rojo. Poniatowska has stuffed her home with awards and distinctions in recent times, amongst which the Nationwide Journalism Award, the Cervantes Award obtained in 2013 or the Belisario Dominguez medal, the very best recognition {that a} citizen in Mexico can obtain, and which stands out. she thanked with all of the honors on April 20.

The choice was made unanimously by the jury made up of the writers Concepcion Firm, Javier Garciadiego, Luis Garcia Montero, Renee Acosta and Margo Glantz, who was the winner of the final version. “His texts have narrated, by means of testimonies and fiction, capital moments within the current historical past of Mexico,” stated the jury, referring to books equivalent to La noche de Tlatelolco, a set of testimonies of the bloodbath of October 2, 1968 within the Tlatelolco Sq.. After Margo Glantz, Diamela Eltit and Luisa Valenzuela, Poniatowska is the fourth lady awarded within the historical past of this award. Different vital winners of this award have been the writers Mario Vargas Llosa, Sergio Ramirez or Luis Goytisolo.

The journalist acquired the Belisario Dominguez medal in April, a recognition given by the Mexican Senate to an important personalities within the nation. Prior to now, it was granted to different novelists equivalent to Carlos Fuentes, or the left-wing politician Cuauhtemoc Cardenas, or the biologist Julia Carabias. Legislators unanimously authorised the awarding of this medal to Poniatowska, who all through her life has used her pen to recount probably the most traumatic occasions in Mexico’s current historical past. “It’s a benchmark for social dedication, civic spirit, service to the nation and, above all, freedom,” stated Sasil de Leon Villard, president of the Belisario Dominguez Fee and senator for Morena, the celebration of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. (who was not on the award ceremony).