The International Aura Estrada Prize for Literature aims to contribute to the creation of great literature written by women, and also to honor the memory of the Mexican writer Aura Estrada, who unfortunately died on July 2007.
It is awarded biennially during FILO. It consists of a stipend of 10 thousand USD, plus the opportunity to reside for up to two months in each of the following residences for writers: Cross in Wyoming, Ledig House in New York, Santa Maddalena in Tuscany, Italy; in the Creative Writing Program of the Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana and at the Ex- Hacienda Guadalupe, in Oaxaca, Mexico. In addition, Granta magazine will publish in Spanish a collaboration with the winner.
Since its creation, there has been four winners of this award, given in 2009 to Susana Iglesias, in 2011 to María José Ramírez Herrera, in 2013 to Verónica Gerber, and in 2015 to Liliana Colanzi.
In 2017 the colombian Vanessa Londoño, that currently lives in the US, is the winner of the Prize.
The granting event of the 5th Aura Estrada Prize will take place in November 2017 during the 37th FILO (International Book Fair of Oaxaca) after this event all the guidelines of the 6th edition of this writing contest will be launched again.
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