Library photo of Ambassador Carlos Midence.
The Diplomat. 20/05/2017
Nicaragua’s Ambassador to Spain, Carlos Midence, has been granted the Sial Pigmalión International Award of Thinking and Essay 2017 for his book “Rubén Darío y las nuevas teorías” (Rubén Darío and the new theories), which will be presented on the next Book Fair of Madrid.
An international panel of judges, chaired by Carlos Alvar (Spain) and made up of María Amoretti (Costa Rica), Pedro Avellán (Nicaragua), Carlos Cañas (El Salvador), Julio Escoto (Honduras), Carlos Fajardo (Colombia), Manuel Neila (Spain), Gloria Nistal (Spain), Basilio Rodríguez (Spain) and Iván Uriarte (Nicaragua), decided, by unanimity, to grant this award to Carlos Midence, for his work on the Nicaraguan poet, according to information provided by this publishing house in a statement.
Winner of the Alma Mater Award 1997-1998, Carlos Midence is, as well as a diplomat, professor, political expert, cultural critic, writer and specialist in Spanish American History and in Culture and Letters. He has been professor in the areas of, among others, History of Culture, Philosophy, Creative Writing and Latin American Literature in different universities of Nicaragua. At the moment, he publishes opinion articles for The Diplomat in Spain.
The Publishing Group Sial Pigmalión created this International Award in 1999 to recognize authors from all over the world that stand out as essayists, philosophers or literary critics. In previous editions, the Award has been granted to authors such as Juan Manuel González, Vicenç Llorca, Ana María Navales, or Víctor Ivanovici, among others.