The Official Gazette of the Junta de Andalucía (BOJA) has published this Friday the call for the XX City of Granada Federico García Lorca International Poetry Prize, whose jury is expected to decide on October 19 the award, which in its last edition fell to in the Chilean writer Raúl Zurita. As already indicated in Granada by the local government team, the PP, on July 21, after approving the call, this award, endowed with 20,000 euros, is intended to reward the whole of the poetic work of a living author who, for its literary value, constitutes a relevant contribution to the cultural heritage of Hispanic literature. The BOJA collects, in its announcement this Friday, consulted by Europa Press, that Spanish Language academies, national, regional or local that have a Literature section, as well as institutions that, by their nature, purposes or contents, are linked to literature in Spanish, and the entities that the members of the jury represent. Regarding the calendar, the candidacies, duly motivated, must be received before September 14, 2023. The award ceremony will take place in the city of Granada with the presence of the mayoress, Marifrán Carazo. In the nineteenth edition, 36 candidates from 15 nationalities –Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, United States, El Salvador, Spain, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay and Venezuela– presented themselves. , at the proposal of a total of 74 institutions. The endowment of the prize will be charged to a budget item that will be included in the 2024 budget, and the local government plans to include its celebration in the International Poetry Festival and the conferences organized by the University of Granada. All of this is in line with the goal of advancing in the candidacy to be the European City of Culture in 2031. In addition, it is projected with the intention of giving it “greater relevance and prominence”, according to the Councilor for Culture, Juan Ramón Ferreira, who highlighted in July that the award was established “to pay homage” to the figure of the poet and to make Granada a benchmark in international literature and poetry circles.