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Mia Couto awarded Camöes Portuguese literature prize

The Camöes Prize for 2013 has been given to Mia Couto, the Mozambican author of "The Tuner of Silences" and "Sleepwalking Land." The annual Prêmio Camöes recognizes the achievements of an author writing in Portuguese, and Couto is the second Mozambican to receive it following José Craveirinha in 1991; José Saramago, winning in 1995, remains the only Portuguese writer to claim the Nobel Prize in Literature, which he did three years later in 1998.

Mia Couto awarded Camöes Portuguese literature prize

The Camöes Prize for 2013 has been given to Mia Couto, the Mozambican author of "The Tuner of Silences" and "Sleepwalking Land." The annual Prêmio Camöes recognizes the achievements of an author writing in Portuguese, and Couto is the second Mozambican to receive it following José Craveirinha in 1991; José Saramago, winning in 1995, remains the only Portuguese writer to claim the Nobel Prize in Literature, which he did three years later in 1998.

Mia Couto awarded Camöes Portuguese literature prize

The Camöes Prize for 2013 has been given to Mia Couto, the Mozambican author of "The Tuner of Silences" and "Sleepwalking Land." The annual Prêmio Camöes recognizes the achievements of an author writing in Portuguese, and Couto is the second Mozambican to receive it following José Craveirinha in 1991; José Saramago, winning in 1995, remains the only Portuguese writer to claim the Nobel Prize in Literature, which he did three years later in 1998.

Portuguese print 400,000 pope farewell pictures

Portuguese worshippers have printed 400,000 pictures of Pope Benedict XVI for the faithful to display in their windows to honour him as he resigns on Thursday, church authorities said. Posters bearing the message "Thank you, Benedict XVI," were distributed in several towns including Lisbon and Fatima, home to a cult of the Virgin Mary that Benedict visited in 2010. Some showed him waving on a yellow background while others pictured him praying before a statue of Our Lady of Fatima, who is believed to have made a miraculous appearance to children there in 1917.
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