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    Ministry of Culture Awards 2017 Santo Domingo Youth Book Fair Winners 
    Santo Domingo, August 4th 2017

    As part of its promotion of Dominican art and culture and incentivization of literary production in young people, the Ministry of Culture recognizes each year new writers from different genres at the 2017 Premio Joven Feria del Libro (Youth Book Fair Award).

    The General Management of the Book Fair carried out the formal awarding of prizes to the new winners in the Fair’s conference hall, located in the Juan Pablo Duarte Cultural Plaza.

    The ceremony was led by Ruth Herrera, Director General of the Feria Internacional del Libro (International Book Fair), Valentín Amaro and Pedro Antonio Valdez, members of the fair’s committee, as well as Alicia Ortega and Ramón Diloné, journalists.

    During her opening remarks, Herrera encouraged each of the winners to continue their artistic development.

    All told, 77 works from the genres of poetry, journalism, and short stories were entered in the competition.

    The winning writers received a certificate from the Ministry of Culture and the General Management of the Book Fair as well as a monetary award.

    In this year’s Fair, Coralis Orbe Ortega was awarded the Youth Prize in Journalism along with RD$40,000.00 for her article published in the Listín Diario titled “Cuando la vida empezó a temblar.” Meanwhile, the Youth Prize in Poetry and RD$75,000.00 was awarded to Natacha Batlle Santana for her book “Inerte.”

    As for the short stories category, Luis Miguel Acosta was awarded a certificate and RD$50,000.00 for his work “Isaura, el oboe te desnuda.” Additionally, Katherine Gutiérrez Aybar, Carlos Joel Muñoz Cabrera, Jesús Valentín Marrero Peñaló, Elena Elizabeth Ramos, Yaina Melissa Rodríguez y Miguel Ángel Otaña Montero each received RD$10,000.00 for their honorary mentions in the category.

    The judging committee for the Youth Prize in Short Stories was made up by Avelino Stanley, Enrique Sánchez Costa and Iveth Guzmán, while Jesús Losada, Juan Carlos Mieses, and Pablo Reyes sat on the committee for the Youth Prize in Poetry. Finally, the panel for the Youth Prize in Journalism comprised Ramón Antonio Diloné, Gustavo Olivo Peña, and Alicia Estévez.

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     Ruth Herrera, Director General of the Feria Internacional del Libro (International Book Fair)

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    Coralis Orbe Ortegawas awarded the Youth Prize in Journalism for her article published in the Listín Diario titled “Cuando la vida empezó a temblar”

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    Winners at the 2017 Premio Joven Feria del Libro

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    Formal awarding of winners in the three categories of the 2017 Premio Joven Feria del Libro

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