Barnet highlighted that after
receiving the Juan Rulfo Prize in 1999 and the Cervantes
Prize in 2005, with his humility, talent and love towards
Cuba, Pitol accepted this acknowledgement named after
illustrious Cuban narrator and poet Dulce Maria Loynaz, also
a winner of the Cervantes Prize.
Nancy Morejon, president of the UNEACís Department of
Writers and winner of the National Literature Prize,
underlined that Pitol is a creator of novels, essays, short
stories and monographs, some of them real emblems of Latin
She added that this award acknowledges the narrative
excellence of a person that is very close to Cubans,
celebrates its unique literary experience, his sense of
fraternity and his presence among so many friends.
A colloquium dedicated to the life and work of this
intellectual was held on Tuesday at the Nuestra America
Hall, which brings together cultural expressions of the
Caribbean peoples, guests of honor to the 21st edition of
Havanaís International Book Fair.