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Ida Vitale Biography, Wiki, Age, Uruguayan writer, Prizes & honors

Ida Vitale awarded the 2018 Miguel de Cervantes Prize in Madrid, Spain

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Ida Vitale Bio

Ida Vitale was born on 2nd November 1923, in Montevideo, Uruguay. She is an Uruguayan writer. She played an important role in the Uruguayan art movement known as the ‘Generation of 45’: Carlos Maggi, Manuel Flores Mora, Ángel Rama, Emir Rodríguez Monegal, Idea Vilariño, Carlos Real de Azúa, Carlos Martínez Moreno, Mario Arregui, Mauricio Muller, José Pedro Díaz, Amanda Berenguer, Tola Invernizzi, Mario Benedetti, Líber Falco, Juan Cunha, Juan Carlos Onetti, among others.

Vitale fled to Mexico City in 1973 for political asylum after a military junta took power in Uruguay. She currently resides in Austin, Texas. Vitale is the last surviving member of the Generation of 45.

Ida Vitale Personal details
Ida Vitale Age S2 November 1923 (age 95 years), Montevideo, Uruguay
Ida Vitale Occupation Writer
Ida Vitale Nationality Uruguayan

Ida Vitale Miguel de Cervantes Prize (2018)

On 15th November 2018 The 95-year-old Uruguayan poet Ida Vitale on became the winner of the 2018 Miguel de Cervantes Prize for Literature in the Spanish Language, the Spanish Ministry of Culture and Sport announced.

The jury who awarded the Cervantes Prize to Vitale said it “recognized a poetical and intellectual trajectory of the first level” and considered the “language she (Vitale) uses to be one of the best known in today’s poetry in Spanish”.

Ida Vitale Prizes and honors

  • (2018) – Miguel de Cervantes Prize
  • (2016) – Premio Internacional de Poesía Federico García Lorca
  • (2015) – Premio Reina Sofía de poesía Iberoamericana
  • (2014) – Premio Alfonso Reyes
  • (2010) – Honorary Doctor of Letters (Doctor Honoris Causa) degree from la Universidad de la República de Uruguay
  • (2009) – Premio Octavio Paz.

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