Cuban Writer Receives Award in Portugal

Paz received the award granted by the Portuguese House of Latin America cultural center for his novel ‘In the Sky with Diamonds'.

Paz said that this novel has been published in Cuba, Spain and Italy and that new editions are scheduled for this year in Germany, Brazil, Serbia and North Korea.

During the ceremony, the also winner of the Juan Rulfo award in 1990 for his short story ‘The Wolf, the Forest and the New Man', which was used for the script of the movie ‘Strawberry and Chocolate', said that he received this award as "a gesture of friendship" of the Portuguese cultural institution to all Latin American writers.

"I think this award will encourage all Latin American countries to launch new initiatives to make Portuguese literature better known," the Cuban writer stressed