Itamar Vieira Júnior wins the 2020 Oceanos Award

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Itamar Vieira Júnior is the big winner of the Oceanos Prize with the debut novel "Torto Arado".

2nd. The work "The vision of the plants", by Djaimilia Pereira de Almeida (Relógio D'Água), Portuguese author who won the Oceanos Prize in 2019, and in 3rd place, was in place. place the work "Letter to the mad queen", by Maria Valéria Rezende (Alfaguara).

"Itamar Vieira Junior was born in Salvador da Bahia in 1979. He is a geographer and doctor in Ethnic and African Studies, with research on the formation of quilombola communities in the interior of the Brazilian Northeast. He published the collection of short stories A Oração do Carrasco (2017), finalist of the Jabuti Literature Prize ".

The author had already been awarded this year in Brazil with the Jabuti Prize for Literature, and was awarded the LeYa Prize in 2018.

The Oceanos-Portuguese Literature Prize is considered one of the most important literary prizes among Portuguese-speaking countries, alongside the Jabuti Prize or the Camões Prize.

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