Camoes Literature Prize goes to Angolan writer Luandino Vieira

Luandino Vieira, from Angola, has been chosen for the 2006 Edition of Camões Prize . The Portuguese language's most prestigious award was given to the Angolan writer Luandino Vieira. Born José Vieira Mateus da Graça, in 1935 in Portugal, he moved to Angola with his parents at the age of three. He became an Angolan citizen as a result of his participation in the country's national movement for liberation and chose the name ‘Luandino’ as an homage to the city of Luanda. His main books are “No antigamente, na vida – estórias”, “Luanda”, “A Vida verdadeira de Domingos Xavier” and “Nosso Musseque”. It's the second time an Angolan writer is awarded with the Camoes Prize – the first one was Pepetela, in 1997.

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