Professor at Católica Braga integrates literary prize jury

Friday, June 2, 2023 - 12:29

The 6th edition of the Maria Ondina Braga Travel Literature Prize, established by the Portuguese Association of Writers with the sponsorship of the Municipality of Braga, took to the competition works published in the year 2022 by several Portuguese authors.

Professor Cândido Oliveira Martins, professor in the Portuguese Studies and Communication Sciences courses, was part of the jury for this competition, together with Paula Mendes Coelho, chaired by Guilherme d'Oliveira Martins and unanimously distinguished the book by José Pedro Castanheira , titled "Volta ao Açores em Quinze Dias" (Ink from China) winner.

The monetary value of this prize is, for the distinguished author, €12,500.00.

The prize-giving ceremony will be held at the Main Hall of the Municipality of Braga and will be announced shortly.


Biographical note:


José Pedro Castanheira (Lisbon, 1952) has been a professional journalist since 1974. He has a degree in Economics and a postgraduate degree in Journalism. He worked for newspapers such as A Luta, O Jornal and, for 28 years, Expresso. He was chairman of the board of the Union of Journalists. He has dedicated himself to great reporting and investigative journalism, and has won some of the most prestigious awards awarded in Portugal.

He is the author of a dozen books, namely Who Ordered Kill Amílcar Cabral? (1995, also published in Italy and France); A Filha Rebelde (with Valdemar Cruz, 2003, also published in Spain); The Crazy Days of PREC (with Adelino Gomes, 2006); and Jorge Sampaio: A biography (2 vols., 2012/2017). At Tinta-da-china, he published A Queda de Salazar (with António Caeiro and Natal Vaz, 2018) and Look Que Não, Look Que Não! (with José Maria Brandão de Brito, 2020). The Diary Volta ao Açores em 15 Dias is his first literary incursion outside the framework of journalism.