Nuno Júdice

Nuno Júdice

Nuno Júdice (Portugal), considered one of the most prominent Ibero-American contemporary poets, was born on April 29, 1949, in Mexilhoeira Grande. He is a poet, writer, essayist, playwright, and translator. His made his literary debut in 1972, with the volume The Concept of a Poem. Since 2009 he has coordinated the literary magazine Colóquio/Letras. In 1997, he was appointed Cultural Counselor of the Embassy of Portugal and Director of the Camões Institute in Paris (until 2004). For his work, he was awarded several prizes, among which the prestigious literary prize „Reina Sofia de Poesia Iberoamericana”. He also received the degree of “Oficial da Ordem de Santiago e Espada” (Officer of the Order of Santiago and Sword), in Portugal, and in France, the Officier degree of “Ordre des Arts et des Lettres” (. In 2015 he was awarded the “Prémio Poetas do Mundo Latino” (Mexico). His works have been widely translated and his volume Un chant dans l’épaisseur du temps was published in the famous Gallimard collection Poésie. His unique poetic view upon the world is brilliantly reflected in the volume Navegação de acaso, which best illustrates the poet’s struggle to sublime the written word by means of poetic language. The mystery of creation and the absolute revelation of the sacred are among the main topics of his literary work.

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