Mexican Writer Elena Poniatowska Awarded Cervantes Prize Reply

Elena Poniatowska Cervantes — Mexican journalist and writer Elena Poniatowska received on Wednesday the prestigious Cervantes Prize for literature in a ceremony presided over by King Juan Carlos of Spain at the historic University of Alcala. The ceremony for the Cervantes Prize, named after Miguel Cervantes, the most famous writer in Spanish history and the author of the celebrated ‘Don Quixote,” is always held on April 23, to coincide with St George’s day, a day on which book stalls are set up in streets all over Spain to help promote literacy and reading. It is considered the Nobel Prize for Spanish literature and carries with it a financial award of 125,000 euros (172,700 U.S. dollars).


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