The book “O Heterónimo de Pedra”, by Henrique Reinaldo Castanheira, is the big winner of the fifth edition of the UCCLA Literary Prize – New Talents, New Works in Portuguese
In a statement, the UCCLA clarified that the winning work takes the theme of travel as its essential axis, linking the text to images that are an integral part of the work. The author of the book is Henrique Reinaldo Castanheira, he is 61 years old and was born in Lisbon, Portugal.
The winning work will be published by Guerra e Paz Editores and it’s scheduled to arrive to the bookstores in late September this year.
The jury also awarded two honorable mentions, the prose “Os Mortos na Berma da Estrada” by the writer of Hugo Miguel dos Santos Pereira, and “Um Museu Que Arde” by Tiago Manuel Martins Aires.
The juri was composed by Rui Lourido, the representative of UCCLA, and writers and teachers from all Portuguese-speaking countries, who evaluated works from 22 countries from Asia, Africa, North and South America, and Europe, consolidating themselves as the largest, in terms of candidatures, from all over the Portuguese speaking countries.
The UCCLA Literary Prize – New Talents, New Works in Portuguese aims to stimulate the production of literary works, in the fields of fiction prose (romance, novel, short story, and chronicle) and poetry, in Portuguese, by new talented writers.
It is a joint initiative of UCCLA, Editora A Bela e o Monstro and Movimento 2014, which has the support of the Lisbon City Council.