Holguín journalist and writer Rubén Rodríguez González has won the Alejo Carpentier Prize, the most important literary award granted by the Cuban Book Institute, for his unpublished storybook "El año que nieve".
"They are realistic stories, small human conflicts of the Cuba of today. It is a book without stridency, of encounters and disagreements, of daily pains and crucial decisions that are made without making noise ", said Rodríguez González.
This is the most important award granted to the writer, who define himself, above all, as a journalist. For the last 27 years he has been working for the local newspaper ¡ahora !, in the province of Holguín.
He is currently the editor of the newspaper and general editor of the cultural supplement Ámbito.
Several recognitions support his literary career as a writer of books for children and adults, including La Gaceta (2007), the Literary Critic Award (2008) and La Rosa Blanca (2010).
Among its most popular books for children are the sagas of Leidi Jámilton and Garrancho de Garabulla. Regarding the novels for adults stand out, " Gusanos de seda " and "Majá no pare caballo", as well as the storybooks "Eros del espejo" and "Pintura fresca".
The jury was composed by renowened writers Rodolfo Zamora, Aida Bahr, and Mirtha Yáñez, National Literature Award 2019.
The award granting ceremony will take place during the International Book Fair of Havana, to be held from February 7 to 17, 2019.
The Alejo Carpentier Prize was established in 2000 and is organized each year by the Cuban Book Institute, along with the Letras Cubanas publishing house and the Alejo Carpentier Foundation. The writers Daniel Chavarría, Antón Arrufat, Jaime Sarusky, Margarita Mateo Palmer and Marta Rojas, among others, have also won the award.