Tuesday, 14 October 2008

The president of Brazil and the Mexican writer

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Lucky bastards!

The president of Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, and Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes have just shared the International Prize, Don Quijote de la Mancha, from King Juan Carlos of Spain.

Da Silva was awarded the prize for his work to promote the Spanish language in Brazil, while Fuentes' award was for his "boost" for the culture of La Mancha, a region in central Spain. The prize, was 25,000 euros (about 34,000 U.S. dollars) and a sculpture of each of the two winners.

25,000 euros… Wow! My heart starts to pound at figures like that. Bet they hardly noticed it!

The award is apparently for recognition of work that contributes most to the awareness and promotion of Spanish culture and language.

I could just do with a cash injection like that. I wonder if they’ll consider 'Without Reproach', after all, it’s set in the Costa Blanca region of Spain….