Portuguese essayist Helena Buescu unanimously won the Grande Prémio de Ensaio of the Portuguese Writers Association (APE) with the work “O poeta na cidade – A literatura portuguesa na História”.
“The position that this book defends rests on the understanding that the links between History and Literature, being essential for both, must reflect their historical variation“, states the press release.
Helena Buescu, professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Lisbon, has more than a hundred essays published, in books and in periodicals.
In 1995, Helena Buescu had already been distinguished with the APE Grande Prémio de Ensaio with the work “A Lua, Literatura e o mundo“, in 1991 she received the Maximum Literature Prize and in 2002 the Jacinto do Prado Coelho Prize.
The Grande Prémio de Ensaio Eduardo Prado Coelho, awarded by APE in conjunction with the Municipality of Vila Nova de Famalicão, has a monetary value of 7,500 euros.
The jury for this edition was composed by Cândido Oliveira Martins, Joana Matos Frias and Manuel Frias Martins. Since 2010, the award has already distinguished Victor Aguiar e Silva, Manuel Gusmão, João Barrento, Rosa Maria Martelo, and José Gil, among others.