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Antonio Gamoneda wins poetry award

Antonio Gamoneda wins poetry award
Posted 11/30/2006 3:39 PM ET
MADRID, Spain (AP) — Spanish poet Antonio Gamoneda has won the Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world's top literary award.
The prize was announced Thursday by a panel of Spanish and Latin American academics led by Culture Minister Carmen Calvo and Victor Garcia de la Concha, president of the Royal Academy of the Spanish Language.
It carries a $120,000 cash award.
Gamoneda, 76, who was born in the northern city of Oviedo, inherited his love for literature from his father, a known modernist writer in literary circles. His first published work was a collection of poems, Sublevacion inmovil (Still Uprising ), in 1960. Themes of pain, memory and darkness define his work.
Blues Castellano was published in 1982 and was translated into several languages, but his biggest success came in the late 1980s, when his book, Edad, was awarded the Spanish national Poetry Prize.
Gamoneda has also translated works by Turkish poet Nazim Hikmet and France's Mallarme into Spanish.

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