Puerto Rican writer wins “El Barco de Vapor” Award for Children’s Literature


From San Juan, Puerto Rico …. “Ernesto Guerra Frontera won the 2015 El Barco de Vapor Award for Children’s Literature (sponsored by Fundación SM) with the novel Las palabras perdidas [Lost Words].”

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Many thanks to Ángeles Placer for bringing this item to our attention. Inter News Servicesreports that Puerto Rican writer (based in Massachusetts) Ernesto Guerra Frontera won the 2015 El Barco de Vapor Award for Children’s Literature (sponsored by Fundación SM) with the novel Las palabras perdidas [Lost Words]. Ernesto Guerra Frontera was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He studied Comparative Literature at Brown University and holds a Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures from Harvard University. Here are translated excerpts from the article.

[. . .] Guerra Frontera—who uses the pseudonym Florencio Flores Fernández—will receive the award (including $12,000 and a statuette) at a ceremony in April 2016 during the celebrations of International Day of Books and Copyright [Día Internacional del Libro y del Derecho de Autor].

The award winning book—chosen by a jury including writers Eduardo Lalo and Rafael Franco Steeves; the director of the University of Puerto…

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