Coral Bracho in the Museo del Estanquillo in Mexico City, in an archive image.MILTON MARTÍNEZ /SCCDMX
In her youth, the Mexican writer Coral Bracho had planned to dedicate herself to science, specifically the study of the mind, but her participation in a music choir at a very young age cut short her plans and thanks to the “emotion of singing” she realized that Art could have a great weight in your life. This is how she began to write poetry until she became one of the most prominent poets in Mexico. Bracho (Mexico City, 1951) won this Monday the FIL Prize for Literature in Romance Languages 2023. The award, one of the most important awarded in the literary world at an international level, is awarded to outstanding authors who publish in Spanish, Catalan, French, Italian, Romanian or Portuguese. Bracho has said that she is deeply moved to receive the prize, worth $150,000, which will be officially awarded at the end of November during the celebration of the fair, whose guest this year is the European Union. “I never thought I would receive this award in my life,” said the writer.
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