Women dominate the National Literature Prize of Panama

Panama- The writers Panamanians Consuelo Thomas Fitzgerald, Ela Urriola Sanjur alreadylessandra Monterrey Santiago They were selected What winners in three of thes five categories of the Ricardo Miró National Literature Prize 2021, reported this Wednesday culture Ministry of Panama (MiCultura).

Consuelo Tomás, poet and storyteller, won in the category theater with the work “Sonata for the broken angels”, which was unanimously selected by the juries Claudia Pinero (Argentina), Beatriz Camargo (Colombia) and Alondra Badano (Uruguay-Panama).

Sonata for the Broken Angels’ is a written work cwhere one dramaturgy different with troublesome from jyoung in search of a place in society, conscious visibility of the author in relation to her future, “says the jury’s ruling, published on their social networks by MiCultura.

Communicator and actress from puppet Theater, Thomas has raised at other times with him highest award of the Panamanian letters.

On 1994 won it doubly in the Poetry section with himbook “Agony of the Queen” and in Story with the work “Inauguration of the faith”; on 2009 in the category Novel with “Dragon tear “; and in 2003 receives Honorific mention on theater by “Gospel according to Saint Borges”.

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Part of the work poetics of Thomas (Bocas del Toro, Panama, 1957) appears in anthologies like Ixok-Amargo (English Spanish) published in EE.UU. and in the AHispano-American Poetry Anthology from the Editorial Mairena Magazine of Puerto Rico. His work has been translated into English, Swedish, French, Bengali and Romanian, according to the Panama Poetry portal.

Graduated in Social Work by the University of Panama (UP, state), Tomás, together with the theatrical Miriam Augusto, founded the theater Company and puppets “Cataplún“in which she participated as an actress, songwriter and co-author of scripts and adaptations.

In addition to Tomás, they were selected with the Ricardo Miró Award 2021 Ela Urriola Sanjur en the section Story with the work “Carosis“, and Alessandra Monterrey on Poetry with the book “The woman who cried ants”.

From the storybook “Carosis”, by Urriola, the judge highlighted what’s wrong with it thematic records ranging from “the sharp social criticism and correct until the romantic intimacy and fatal”.

Urriola, graduated in Philosophy e storygo for the UP, now Ricardo Miró won on 2018 with his poems “The age of the rose“, and in 2014, also in Poetry, with the work “The fog on the sand”.

Alessandra Monterrey, meanwhile, it was selected winner of the Ricardo Miró Award 2021 with “The woman who cried ants “, which the jury evaluated as a “novel poems that touches the boundarys of the fantastic literature, a world where all kinds of insects live. “

Lakecategory Novel it was for him Writer and lawyer Carlos Gasnell Acuña, that won for the first time with the obra “Under the old sea gate”, which revolves around a coherent event centered on the architectural, colonial and religious history of the Casco Viejo of the capital, according to the jury.

The Miró 2021 award on the Essay sectionor was it declared desert. The award will take place on October 28 at National theater. EFE

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