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Pere Comellas Casanova is awarded the 17th Giovanni Pontiero Prize

Pere Comellas Casanova with the 17th Giovanni Pontiero Prize

Pere Comellas Casanova with the 17th Giovanni Pontiero Prize

03/11/2017

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The Faculty of Translation and Interpreting of the UAB and the Center for Portuguese Language – Institute Camões Barcelona awarded the 17th Giovanni Pontiero Prize on Translation to Pere Comellas, lecturer of Portuguese Studies at the University of Barcelona.

Comellas was awarded for his translation from Portuguese into Catalan of the book La confession de la lleona, by Mia Couto, one of the most known writers from Mozambique worldwide. The award ceremony took place on Tuesday October 26 at Institut Ramon Llull, and included a tribute to the poet and translator from Mallorca Gabriel de la S. T. Sampol, who gave the conference “Per què portuguès?”. During the award ceremony, the singer and percussionist from Uruguay Sol Homar offered a performance.

Pere Comellas Casanova holds a diploma in Library and Information Sciences (1986) and graduated in Portuguese Philology (1997) at the University of Barcelona, where he got the doctorate in 2005 with the thesis Representacions linguistiques a l’ensenyament secundari obligatori public de Barcelona. During his career he has translated several literary works into Catalan and Spanish, and specially African literature into Portuguese. In fact, in 2005 he was awarded for the first time with the same award, the Giovanni Pontiero Prize on translation, for his translation of the novel Chiquinho by Baltasar Lopes, into Catalan. At the moment Comellas teaches Galician and Portuguese Studies at the University of Barcelona and is researcher at the Study Group of Threatened Languages.

 

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