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Spain: Cuban Writer Awarded in Railway Contest

Cuban storyteller and poet Maria de las Nieves Morales was awarded in the 37th season of the Antonio Machado contest, summoned by the Spanish Railway Foundation, said Odalys Leyva, promoter of the project "Decima al Filo."

Morales, who lives in Havana, is part of this international group of decima (ten-syllable-verse stanza) writer women who settled in the city of Guaimaro (cradle of the first Cuban Constituent Assembly, on April 10, 1869), and located in the cengral eastern province of Camaguey.


The Cuban writer (BA in Psychology and chess player), won a secon prize in the modality of story in one of the most popular and prestigious contests in Spain, Leyva told Prensa Latina, and added that 668 authors from 21 countries presented their works at this 37th edition of the event.


She added that six awards were granted in poetry and six in story, and Maria de Las Nieves was the only foreign writer among the 12 winners.


She stressed that this is the ninth prize she wins in Spanish contests, out of which five were in poetry and four in narrative. / Source:PL.



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