The name of the winner of the Correntes d’Escritas 2023 literary prize is already known – Forever Young

Portuguese writer Maria do Rosário Pedreira has won the Casino da Póvoa 2023 literary prize, with the book “O Meu Corpo Humano”, awarded as part of the literary meeting Correntes d’Escritas, in Póvoa de Varzim, the organization announced today. Luza.

The competition’s jury decided to single out the work of this 63-year-old Lisbon-born author, praising O Meu Corpo Humano for its “thematic and stylistic coherence, as well as the boldness in the way it approaches the experience of the human body in its multiple its dimensions”.

“My Human Body” was selected by a jury consisting of Fernando Pinto do Amaral, Helena Vasconcelos, José António Gomes, José Mário Silva and Patrícia Portela.

Maria do Rosário Pedreira, writer, poet and editor, has a degree in Modern Languages ​​and Literatures, a variation of French and English Studies, and was a teacher for five years in the 1980s.

From 1989 to 1998, he was the author of the youth collection “Clube das Chaves”, with Maria Teresa Maia Gonzalez, having published 21 titles, followed by the youth collection “Detective Maravilhas”, with 17 volumes, in 2000, as recalled in the resume available for the organization of the literary meeting that begins today in full.

Although she has published a novel (“Some Men, Two Women and Me”) and scattered short stories, she is mainly known as a poet, having published four books, collected in “Poesia Reunida”, published in 2012 and awarded the Inês Foundation Prize by the Castle.

Maria do Rosário Pedreira has a blog dedicated to books and publishing, which she has maintained since 2010 and regularly writes articles for the press, some of which are collected in the book “Adeus, Futuro”.

In Correntes d’Escritas, Maria do Rosário Pedreira succeeds Luísa Costa Gomes, who in 2022, with the book “Afastar-se”, won the top prize of the festival, which has an associated prize of 20,000 euros.

This meeting of writers of Iberian expression, held in Póvoa de Varzim, in the region of Porto, will gather 98 participants, having planned a tribute to the writer Mário Rui, to whom this year’s magazine is dedicated.

The festival also awarded the Luís Rainha Foundation Literary Award, which recognizes an unpublished literary work on the subject of Póvoa de Varzim, to Maria da Conceição Braga, with the text “Brisas”.

The Papelaria Locus prize, which recognizes an unpublished story or poem by a young writer, was awarded this year to José Pedro Alves, with the work “Lençóis”.

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