Liliana Weinberg is granted with Alfonso Reyes International Award 2021.

The writer and literary critic is the fifth woman to receive the prize awarded by UANL, the National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature, and Sociedad Alfonsina Internacional.

Liliana Weinberg, researcher, essayist, and editor, was awarded the Alfonso Reyes International Prize for her career in the creation of essayistic studies and literary criticism in Latin America.

‘Capilla Alfonsina’ University Library hosted this November 18 the unveiling of the commemorative plaque and the award ceremony headed by UANL President, Santos Guzman Lopez, and the director of the National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature (INBAL), Lucina Jimenez Lopez.

Jorge Luis Borges was the first to be awarded the Prize in 1973, which has also been received by Octavio Paz, Carlos Fuentes, Mario Vargas Llosa, José Luis Martínez, José Emilio Pacheco, Sergio Pitol, Fernando Del Paso, among others.

During her speech, Dr. Weinberg confessed that when she read the list of winners of the Prize, she found three elements that she had in common with the rest of the recipients of the Prize: her love for reading, writing, and respect for Alfonso Reyes, as three distinctive elements.

“It is impossible to condense in just a few minutes the joy I feel, the emotion that fills me, all the reflections that emerge and the gratitude that grows in light of a decision that honors me so much,” shared the member of the National System of Researchers (SNI, for its initials in Spanish).

Weinberg, a vital reference in the dissemination of Alfonso Reyes’ artworks.

As host of the event, Dr. Santos Guzmán López emphasized that since 1973 the Alfonso Reyes International Award has distinguished great humanists, women, and men, of diverse languages and nationalities, whose work has had an important influence in our country and abroad, in accordance with the ideas and values of El Regiomontano Universal.

The ceremony was held at ‘Capilla Alfonsina’ University Library and streamed through social networks of the organizing institutions

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