Literary Prizes and Festivals

Building on my previous work on canon formation and the reception of literature in the press in the form of reviews, I began to explore the politics of literary prizes. I published an article in Hispanic Review (2012) which examines the politics behind the awarding of the prestigious Premio Cervantes to Spanish American authors.

More recently I have been looking at the role played by literary prizes which are awarded only to women authors such as the Premio Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and at the representation of literary prizes in fiction as well as the Hay Festivals which have been taking place in cities across Latin America.