Author Cuoto from Mozambique wins $50,000 prize
NEW YORK (AP) - Fiction writer and poet Mia Cuoto (CUE'-toe) of Mozambique has won a $50,000 prize for lifetime achievement.
The 58-year-old Cuoto is this year's winner of the Neustadt International Prize for Literature. The honor was announced Friday by the University of Oklahoma and World Literature Today, a magazine based at the school in Norman, Okla.
Established in 1969, the award is given every two years. Previous winners include Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Octavio Paz and Elizabeth Bishop.
Cuoto's books include the novels "Sleepwalking Land" and "The Last Flight of the Flamingo" and a short story collection, "Voices Made Night." He is the first author from Mozambique to win the Neustadt.
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