The writer Mário de Carvalho was the winner of the Grand Prize for Chronicles and Literary Disperses, of the Portuguese Writers Association (APE), with the book “What I heard in the barrel of apples”, the organization announced today.
The jury consists of Cândido Oliveira Martins, Carlos Albino Guerreiro and Paula Mendes Coelho unanimously decided to award the APE / C.M Grand Prize for Chronic Literature and Dispersed Literary to the book “What I Heard in the barrel of apples”, (pt. “O que eu ouvi na barrica das maçãs”), by Mário de Carvalho.
The jury justified the choice of this book, edited by Porto Editora, for presenting the “full conjunction with the characteristic line of the chronicle genre in the Portuguese literary tradition“, which made him stand out among the “set of works presented to the competition“.
The Grand Prize for Chronicles and Literary Dispersions, instituted by the Portuguese Writers Association with the sponsorship of the Municipality of Loulé, is designed to annually award work in Portuguese, by a Portuguese author, published in a book and in the first edition in Portugal, in the year 2019.
In this edition, the monetary value of this award for the distinguished author is €12,000.00 and the Award Ceremony will be announced in due course.
The Grand Prize for Chronicles and Literary Dispersions has already distinguished authors José Tolentino Mendonça, Rui Cardoso Martins, Mário Cláudio and Pedro Mexia in previous editions of the contest.