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Manuel Alcántara celebrating his 90 birthday the past month of January 2018 ANTONIO PASTOR The councillor of Culture of the regional government of Andalusia, M

Manuel Alcántara declared Author of the Year 2019 by the Andalusian Centre of the Letters

Manuel Alcántara celebrating his 90 birthday the past month of January 2018 ANTONIO PASTOR The councillor of Culture of the regional government of Andalusia, M

Manuel Alcántara declared Author of the Year 2019 by the Andalusian Centre of the Letters
Manuel Alcántara celebrating his 90 birthday the past month of January 2018 ANTONIO PASTOR

The councillor of Culture of the regional government of Andalusia, Miguel Angel Vazquez, has announced that the advisory committee of the Andalusian Centre of the Letters (CAL) has unanimously elected the writer, poet and journalist from malaga, Manuel Alcántara as Author of the Year 2019.

Vazquez, who has communicated to you personally the news to Alcántara, has highlighted, in statements to reporters in Malaga that this writer has been able "to combine journalism and literature" and is "the master of the writers of Spain, with a huge production".

he emphasised the importance of knowing the literary heritage that there is in Andalusia and one of the initiatives is the choice of the Author of the Year, highlighted that with the appointment of Alcantara "recognizes the good journalism that makes a lack".

"When a society has good journalism is more free, and democracy works best," said the director who, as a journalist, has been said to feel "very satisfied that it can be recognized the good journalism with merit and justice".

The councillor, who has chaired the meeting of the advisory commission, has pointed out that, in addition, the agency has been unanimously elected to 2019 to Carmen de Burgos, Colombine, also a journalist -war correspondent, feminist, and activist - within 'New Classic Andalusian'.

In this sense, has indicated that it "is not only a recognition of his creation and his prose is journalistic, but a woman who was persecuted by the franco regime and defended the freedom and democracy", adding that it now receives "the just recognition by the Centro Andaluz de las Letras".

the director of The CAL, Juan José Téllez, has explained that as usual the appointment of Author of the Year carries with it an exposure to teaching on the work of Alcántara and on the production and the figure of Colombine, who is responsible specialists; as well as editing an anthology on its literary suggestions.

In the case of Alcantara, this anthology will address the production of poetry, in journalism, and even screenwriting and some prose non-journalistic; and in regard to Colombine, "a work vast, including novels, essays, journalism," said the director of the CAL.

Téllez has pointed out that with regard to this author's in parallel "soon" will be a miscellany of his work in the field of journalism, conducted by his biographer Concha Nuñez in two volumes, in which it seeks to "make visible their status and pioneering journalist".

in Addition, in the case of Alcantara will also be a series of presentations and conferences in all Andalucia, has said the director of the CAL, "some form of put in value, a figure that does not only concerns the journalism, because he continues to write his daily column in the newspapers of the Vocento group , but his poetic work and his connection with the generation of the 50".

Manuel Alcántara was born in Malaga on January 10, 1928, and among his books of poetry are the 'Way of silence', 'The embarcadero', 'Plaza mayor', 'City', 'Sunset suite', 'South, wall and after', and 'This summer in Malaga'. In addition, more than 17,000 articles in various media, has edited four collections.

Among other awards, Alcantara has been distinguished with the awards, Antonio Machado, National Literature, Hispanic Saddlebags for Poetry and Ibn Zaydún; and as a columnist, has received the three peak awards for journalism, Spanish: Luca de Tena, the Mariano de Cavia, and the González-Ruano.

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Publish Date : 09 Kasım 2018 Cuma 08:01

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