2014 Miguel de Cervantes Prize

Elena PoniatowskaAuthor Elena Poniatowska has won this year’s Cervantes Prize. The 82-year old reporter and activist has written more than three dozen books, including novels, essays, children’s books and nonfiction.  “The daughter of French-Polish immigrants to Mexico, Poniatowska began her career writing for the newspaper Excelsior. In an interview with the Madrid newspaper El Pais, she recounted how the painter Diego Rivera called her the little Polish girl who asks too many questions.” You can read the entire article here – and check the EPL catalog for her works in both Spanish and English.



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