Chico Buarque Becomes First Musician to Win the Camões Prize

Musician Chico Buarque is the newest winner of the Camões Prize, the most prestigious literary award of the Portuguese language.  A jury voted unanimously in his favor on Tuesday afternoon during a meeting at the National Library in Rio de Janeiro. Chico will receive ? 100 thousand (R $ 452 thousand).

Hours passed until anyone could share the news with Chico. Luiz Schwarcz, his editor, Marieta Severo, his ex-wife, two advisors, and the Camões jury tried to contact Chico starting at 16h, but he is in Paris celebrating his birthday and did not answer calls. It was only around 7:30 pm that they were able to speak to him.

“I am very happy and honored to follow in the footsteps of Raduan Nassar,” said the composer, through his spokesperson.
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