Camões Prize for Literature

Created in 1988, the binational prize (Brazil and Portugal) is considered the Portuguese language most important one and contemplates authors of the Portuguese Speaking Countries Community

Camões Prize for Literature was instituted in 1988 with the purpose of consecrating a Portuguese language author who, for the set of works, has contributed for the literary and cultural heritage enrichment of our common language.

The International Mention was created by the Additional Protocol to the Cultural Agreement between Portuguese and Brazilian governments, represented, respectively, by the General Directorate for Book, Archives and libraries/State Secretary for Culture (Portugal), and by the National Library Foundation /MinC (Brazil).

Considered as the most important Portuguese language prize, annually contemplates authors of Portuguese Speaking Countries Community - CPLP. Representatives of Brazil, Portugal and African countries of Portuguese as an official language compose the judging commission.