The Portuguese Lobo Antunes with University of Milan's honor

Monday, October 22, 2018

The Portuguese writer António Lobo Antunes, at the age of 76 years old, receives the Bottari Lattes Grinzane Award and inaugurates the cathedra in his honor at the University of Milan. 

António Lobo Antunes is visiting Italy, where he received the Grinzane Award last Saturday, October 20th, at the Grinzane Cavour Castle, in the region of Piedmont in northern Italy. The writer referred to Bottari Lattes Grinzane Award as a proof of consideration for his language and his country – Portugal.

The Portuguese writer’s journey in Italy began last Friday with a press conference at mid-morning, and later at the Social Theatre of Alba, with his “Lectio Magistralis”.

Today, on October 22nd, is held the inauguration ceremony for the António Lobo Antunes Cathedra, in the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures of the University of Milan.

The cathedra in Lobo Antunes’ honor is inaugurated with the writer’s presence, and it aims to reinforce education and disseminate the Portuguese language and culture.

The author of the recently published novel “The Last Door Before the Night”, Lobo Antunes, expresses an immense gratitude for this honours and he recognizes his effort and pride in the works he has created.

Well-known Portuguese novelist and author of more than 30 novels, Lobo Antunes, who was rewarded with various awards, reveals his appreciation for the unpredictability of the future, claiming that it is the future that gives meaning to life. 
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