Praia, Oct 3 (Inforpress) – Writer and poet Jorge Carlos Fonseca, current President of the Republic of Cabo Verde, is the winner of the Guerra Junqueiro Literary Prize in Portugal, to be awarded in 2020.
The announcement was made by Jorge Carlos Fonseca on his social network page, adding that he received the news with “surprise and satisfaction”.
“I received the announcement that I was awarded the Guerra Junqueiro – Lusophony Literary Prize, Cabo Verde-2020, by unanimous deliberation of the Jury”, also writes the Cabo Verdean Head of State.
The prize will be presented in 2020, at a ceremony organized for that purpose, probably in Cabo Verde, the same source indicates. This Prize has been awarded since 2017, as part of the FIL – International Literature Festival – held in Freixo de Espada à Cinta, birthplace of writer Guerra Junqueiro, being the organization in charge of the Municipality and Editorial Novembro.