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Cuban writer Antonio Orlando Rodriguez wins Alfaguara Spanish literary prize

Cuban writer Antonio Orlando Rodriguez wins Alfaguara Spanish literary prize

Cuban writer Antonio Orlando Rodriguez has won this year's Alfaguara Spanish literary prize for his work "Chiquita."
The novel's protagonist is Espiridiona Cenda, a diminutive Cuban singer-dancer, and it is set in the beginning of the 20th century.
Rodriguez, born in Ciego de Avila, Cuba, in 1956, lives in the U.S.
The award, one of the most prestigious in the Spanish language and organized by the Alfaguara publishing house, includes a prize of euro118,000 (US$175,000).
Alfaguara says a total of 511 works were considered for the prize.


Updated : 2021-08-03 06:07 GMT+08:00