OAXACA, Mexico – Mexican Susana Garcia on Saturday was awarded the inaugural Aura Estrada International Literature Prize, which honors writers under 35 year old residing in Mexico or the United States.
The writer received a check for $10,000 and will have two internships in the United States and one in Italy, each for three months.
Garcia won the prize from among 65 authors living in Mexico and the United States that write in Spanish. Her novel is still without a title.
The awards ceremony formed part of the 29th International Book Fair in the southern Mexican city of Oaxaca.
The prize was created by U.S. writer Francisco Goldman, husband of Mexican writer Aura Estrada, who died July 25, 2007.
Presented before the prize was awarded was the book “Mis Dias en Shanghai” (My Days in Shanghai), a collection of unpublished texts by Aura Estrada.