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Book Fair honors French poet with prestigious award

In a break with the tradition of honoring writers penning works in the Spanish language, French poet, narrator, essayist, critic and translator Yves Bonnefoy has won the 2013 FIL Award in Romance Languages.

The jury, formed by eleven recognized literary critics and writers, referred to the first writer in the French language to receive the award as “a witness of the human experiences of the 20th century.”

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