Camões prize 2012 awarded to reclusive Brazilian short-story writer

in News · 26-05-2012 00:00:00 · 0 Comments

The Brazilian short-story author Dalton Trevisan has been awarded the “Camões Prize”, the Portuguese Culture Secretary Francisco José Viegas announced on Monday.

The decision to give Trevisan the prize was unanimous.
Trevisan, born in 1925 in Curitiba, is almost a complete recluse with a great aversion to publicity and seldom receives visitors. The Camões Prize, named after 16th century Luís de Camões - considered the Portuguese language’s greatest poet, is the most important literary prize for the Portuguese language. It is awarded annually to the author of an outstanding work written in Portuguese.


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