The Premio Eugenio Espejo [Eugenio Espejo Award] is Ecuador’s national prize and the highest honor bestowed on its citizens. The prize was established by Decrees 667 and 699 (in August of 1975 and September of 1997, respectfully) and is awarded by Ecuador’s president every other year. The National Council of Culture selects finalists for the award, which are divided into five categories.Continue reading “Premio Eugenio Espejo (Eugenio Espejo Award)”
Category: Ecuadorian Literary Awards
Ecuadorian literary awards. Includes list of awards and winners. Prizes for novels, short stories, play-writing, journalism, and more.
The Aurelio Espinosa Pólit National Prize for Literature
The Aurelio Espinosa Pólit National Prize for Literature, named after the Ecuadorian writer (1894-1961), is a prestigious literary award presented annually by the School of Language and Literature at the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador. It recognizes outstanding Ecuadorian writers in the categories of poetry, nonfiction, short story, novel, and play, making it one of the most significant literary prizes in the country, along with the Eugenio Espejo Prize.Continue reading “The Aurelio Espinosa Pólit National Prize for Literature”
The Joaquín Gallegos Lara National Fiction Prize
The Joaquín Gallegos Lara National Fiction Prize (Spanish: Premio Nacional de Narrativa Joaquín Gallegos Lara) since 1989 has been awarded yearly by the Municipality of Quito, Ecuador to the best national works in three categories: the short story, the novel, and theater. The award is named after the legendary Ecuadorian novelist Joaquín Gallegos Lara (1909-1947).Continue reading “The Joaquín Gallegos Lara National Fiction Prize”