Tag Archives: Literature

Felipe and Letizia Honour 100th Anniversary of Camilo José Cela’s Birth

  September 7, 2016 at 5:30 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia have commemorated the 100th anniversary of the birth of Spanish writer Camilo José Cela at the Cervantes Institute. The King delivered a speech at the event, in which he recalled Cela’s “important role in the history of Spanish literature” as he “represented a connecting link between the before and the after of the tragedy of the Civil War.” The King called Cela’s works “one of the strongest … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Present Cervantes Prize to Mexican Writer

  April 23, 2016 at 8:11 pm by

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia today delivered the 2015 Miguel de Cervantes Prize to Mexican writer Fernando del Paso in a ceremony at the University of Alcalá. The King present Mr del Paso with his medal, following a speech in which he said that del Paso had honoured the Spanish language by “making it shine in your books with the skill of a goldsmith who makes the best of … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla’s Visit to New Zealand, Day Two

  November 5, 2015 at 8:58 am by

Day two of their tour of New Zealand began with separate events in Wellington for the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. Prince Charles paid a visit to Tawa College, where he was welcomed by students performing the haka, the traditional Māori war dance. He spent time speaking with several students about sports, their music lessons, and also the sustainability of wool to younger students who have studied the product (Charles himself … Continue reading

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King Philippe & Queen Mathilde Attend Dutch Literature Prize

  October 8, 2015 at 1:00 pm by

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde attended the ‘Prijs der Nederlandse Letteren’ known as the Dutch literature prize. The event was held at the Royal Palace in Brussels. King Philippe handed out the award to the Dutch poet, novelist and columnist Remco Campert. View image | gettyimages.com The award is given out every three years and is given alternately by the Dutch and Belgium King.

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Norway’s Crown Princess Begins Literature Tour

  May 26, 2015 at 6:35 pm by

As she did last year, Crown Princess Mette-Marit has embarked on a two-day literature tour between Trondheim and Hamar onboard a “literature train”. She is being accompanied by two authors, Tore Renberg and Harald Rosenløw Eeg, for the tour. The tour began at the Trondheim Public Library, where the Crown Princess gave a speech explaining the theme of this year’s tour (identity) and spoke of her own love of reading. “Identity … Continue reading

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Spanish King Delivers Cervantes Prize

  April 23, 2015 at 9:19 pm by

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia this afternoon attended the presentation of the Cervantes Prize at the University of Alcala de Henares in Madrid. This year’s laureate is Juan Goytisolo for his collection of novels and essays. He was presented with an award of €125,000. King Felipe in his speech said that Mr Goytisolo’s work has helped to remind people that “Spain cannot ignore its mission as acting as the cultural … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien Opens Day of Literature

  March 14, 2013 at 10:45 am by

As a avid supporter of literacy initiatives, Princess Laurentien was an obvious choice to open the 2013 edition of Day of Literature in Rotterdam today. The event, a one-day festival which brings together around 4,500 secondary school children, took place at De Doelen. The Princess officially opened the festival this morning, before spending time speaking with students and staff who were taking part and looking at the exhibitions on offer. … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien Opened an Exhibition

  March 22, 2011 at 9:51 am by

On Sunday March 20, Princess Laurentien inaugurated the new exhibition about ‘Kikker’ (Frog) at the Children’s Museum. The opening was also to celebrate the end of the renovation of the Children’s Museum. The exhibition is inspired by ‘Kikker’, the main character from the works of writer and illustrator Max Velthuijs (1923-2005). ‘Kikker’ is one of the permanent exhibitions at the Children’s Museum. In the exhibition, children literally step into Kikker’s … Continue reading

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