Rafael de Águila Wins 2017 Julio Cortázar Award for Short Story

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In Cuba, the Julio Cortázar Ibero-American Short Story Award, now in its XVI edition, was bestowed upon Cuban writer Rafael de Águila, for “Viento del Neva,” which competed with 270 works from 13 different countries.

The jury that granted the literary award included Cuban writers Marilyn Bobes and Edel Morales as well as Argentine intellectual Jorge Testero. All praised Rafael de Águila’s “peculiar mode” of taking on intertextuality; the short story was inspired by Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

The recognition, given each August to honor the author of Rayuela on his anniversary (August 26, 1914) was delivered yesterday at the Dulce María Loynaz Cultural Center, in the presence of Minister of Culture Abel Prieto Jiménez; Miguel Barnet, Honorary President of the Prize and director of UNEAC; and Juan Carlos Santana, vice president of the Cuban Book Institute.

Source: http://www.granma.cu/cultura/2017-08-25/el-cortazar-para-rafael-de-aguila-25-08-2017-22-08-36

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