David Huerta wins 2018 José Emilio Pacheco Award

Granted by the Yucatán International Reading Fair

David Huerta – Photo: Berenice Fregoso/EL UNIVERSAL
English 14/11/2017 15:35 Newsroom Mexico City Actualizada 15:35

Mexican poet, essayist, and translator David Huerta won the Excellence in Letters Award "José Emilio Pacheco" 2018, granted by the Yucatán International Reading Fair (Feria Internacional de la Lectura Yucatán abbreviated FILEY).

David Huerta, writer and columnist for EL UNIVERSAL, was chosen for "his excellent contribution to Mexican literature in poetry, essay, journalism, and translation.”

Particularly, David Huerta excels in poetry, and “Incurable,” a long poem in which he portrays his richness and creativity poetic power," stands out according to the FILEY.

David Huerta was born in 1949. He received the 2005 Xavier Villaurrutia Prize and he was awarded Mexico's National Prize for Arts and Sciences.

Huerta is the author of El jardín de la luz (The Garden of Light) (1972), Cuaderno de noviembre (Notebook November) (1992), La sombra de los perros (The shadow of dogs) (1996), among others.