Hélia Correia wins Guerra Junqueiro Literary Prize

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The writer Hélia Correia won the Guerra Junqueiro Literary Prize, from the International Festival of Literature of Ash Ash from Espada to Espada à Cinta, which will be given to her in the next edition, in July.

Winner of the Camões Prize, in 2015, Hélia Correia (1949) graduated in Romanesque Philology, was a teacher of Portuguese in Secondary Education, and immediately stood out with the first works, the poetry of ‘O Separar das Águas’ (1981), followed by ‘O Número dos Vivos’ (1982) and the soap opera ‘Montedemo’ (1984), which the theater company O Bando successfully put on the scene.

Despite her taste in poetry, it was as a fiction writer that Hélia Correia affirmed her path, constituting one of the most consistent revelations of the Portuguese novelists of the 1980 generation. Her stories, novels or novels always appear, however, impregnated with poetic discourse.

Her most recent book, “Acidentes“, published at the end of last year, is poetry, and it was with the poetry of “Terceira Miséria” that she won the Correntes d’Escritas/Casino da Póvoa prize, in Póvoa de Varzim, in 2013.

‘Um Bailarino na Batalha’, ‘A Teia’, ‘A Chegada de Twainy’, ‘Adoecer’, ‘Insânia’, ‘Soma’, ‘A Casa Eterna’, ‘Bastardia’, ‘Lillias Fraser’, ‘Villa Celeste‘ and the short stories of ‘Vinte Degraus’ are other titles by the writer, in a 40-year literary career.

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