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Adelia Prado wins the 2024 Camões Award

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Brazilian writer Adelia Prado has won the 2024 Camões Prize, the Minister of Culture announced on Wednesday in a statement sent to newsrooms.

According to the jury, “Adélia Prado is the author of a highly original work, spanning decades, with an emphasis on poetic production. Heiress of Carlos Drummond de Andrade, the author who made her known and who wrote about her the famous words “Adélia is lyrical, biblical, existential, writes poetry.” Like she was having a good time…” Adélia Prado was an unmistakable character. “A voice in Portuguese-language literature,” the note notes.

The writer was born in Divinopolis, Minas Gerais, in 1936, and obtained a degree in philosophy.

After publishing his first poems in newspapers in Divinopolis and Belo Horizonte, he wrote his first book in 1975 entitled “Bagajim”, impressing Carlos Drummond de Andrade with his writing. The following year the work was launched in Rio de Janeiro.

In 1978 he wrote Race heartFor which he won the Jabotide Prize for Literature, awarded by the Brazilian Writers Chamber. For the next two years he devoted himself to prose Release the dogs In 1979 and Fragments of stained glass 1980. He returned to poetry in 1981 with Santa Cruz land.

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