Hispanic contribution to US culture, King of Spain Prize for Cultural Journalism

Madrid, March 2 The report “Daughter of Cotton: A profile of Cristina Rivera Garza”, published by Sergio Rodríguez Blanco in the Mexican magazine Gatopardo on March 23, 2021, was awarded this Wednesday with the King of Spain International Prize for Cultural Journalism 2022, “for its ability to reflect the contribution of Hispanics to the creation of the culture of the United States.” The award-winning work is the first profile of the Mexican writer Cristina Rivera Garza (Matamoros, Mexico, 1964), one of the most powerful voices in current Ibero-American narrative, particularly recognized since she published the novel “No one will see me cry” in 1999. The jury considered in its decision that it is very well narrated and that it is an “adventure of language” and represents a “great tribute” to the workers. In its ruling it highlights that it is a reading “that immerses you in history , a jewel that catches you from the first moment and seduces you”, in addition to reflecting how Hispanics have contributed to the creation of culture in the United States. “Daughter of Cotton: A profile of Cristina Rivera Garza” is built in scenes from of the material collected in long personal interviews with the writer and people close to her, as well as the presence of the author of the piece in some of his workshops and seminars, the review of archive material (photographic, audiovisual, academic, and reading her work. The King of Spain International Journalism Awards, granted by the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation for Development (Aecid) and the EFE Agency, recognize the work of Spanish and Portuguese-language journalism professionals from the Ibero-American Community of Nations and the countries with which Spain maintains historical ties and cultural and cooperation relations. They have an economic endowment of 10,000 euros, at Pulitzer level, which consolidates them as the most recognized in the Ibero-American sphere. 240 candidates from 17 countries have attended the 2022 edition. EFE ajs/ie (photo) (video)

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