Simón Bolívar Award
The poet Federico Díaz-Granados received one of the most important awards given in the country.
On October 8, 2020, the Swedish Academy in Stockholm announced the name of the American Louise Glück, as the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature. A few days later, Federico Díaz-Granados, Director of the Libraries and Cultural Agenda of the school, was invited to write an essay on the work of the American poet, for the publication Lecturas Dominicales, an important reprint of the newspaper El Tiempo.
In his writing, Díaz-Granados “transmits to the reader the emotion that reading produces” of Glück’s work. “With examples that he comments with a simplicity that underlines his knowledge, he introduces the reader to the spiritual world of the laureate, in the power of her voice, of her female characters and of the social and political issues that she addresses in a calm and beautiful language” (…) “He makes readers talk to Louise as a friend who expresses very beautifully what we would have wanted to say”, as mentioned in its report by the jury that decided to award Federico, on November 16, the National Prize of Journalism Simón Bolívar, in the category: Best work in Criticism.
See the article published in this link: https://www.eltiempo.com/lecturas-dominicales/louise-glueck-premio-nobel-2020-la-poesia-de-un-mundo-que-se-cae-542691
Currently, the Director of Libraries is at the Universidad de Virginia, USA, where he was invited as a Distinguished Visiting Professor, in the department of Spanish and Portuguese.
His experience in the North American University and the recent recognition he has received, makes the entire school community feel proud to have a leader, in the cultural field, who is highlighting the name of the Gimnasio Moderno.