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September 26, 2013
European Trophy, 2013 CEPAL’S Literary Contest
The Portuguese author Dulce Rodrigues received the European Trophy in the 2013 CEPAL’s Literary Contest.
The awards ceremony was held on Sunday the 22nd of September at the Casino in Thionville, France.
Dulce Rodrigues was one of three recipients of the European Trophy, the other two authors who received the award came from France and Italy.
Dulce Rodrigues was awarded three more prizes : Prix spécial de l’Essai (English); 2e Prix (Portuguese); Mention d’Excellence en Nouvelle (French).
The European Trophy is awarded to authors having received at least a further two literary prizes at the contest. It is the second time that Dulce Rodrigues received this trophy, the first award dates back to 2003.
About the Author
Award-winning Dulce Rodrigues has authored six children’s books and a travelogue about Egypt. She speaks six living languages, and she translates her own books.
Born and raised in Lisbon, Portugal, where she took a university course in Languages and Literatures, she received a scholarship to study at the Goethe-Institut in Germany,
and one for a scientific course with the Open University in the UK, and wound up living in many different countries around Europe.
Now retired after a career that included working for NATO and as a translator for the U.S. Military, she currently lives in Belgium, where in addition to writing
she enjoys travelling, gardening, and arts in general. Dulce Rodrigues was awarded Honorable Mention at the 2013 Hollywood Book Festival,
and received several literary awards in Europe. A few of her plays for children were performed in foreign countries. Please visit her at
www.dulcerodrigues.info or at
About CEPAL (Centre Européen pour la Promotion des Arts et des Lettres)
CEPAL is an international cultural association sited in Thionville, France that is actively encouraging and promoting arts and literature through a program covering artistic and literary activities,
and addressed to painters, sculptors, writers and anyone engaged in creative work. CAPAL publishes every three months the cultural magazine “Mil’ Feuilles Par Chemins”,
and launched the publishing company “Éditions de l’Orchidée”. Further activities developed by CEPAL include a Literary Café, expositions, writing and painting workshops, group tours,
and two international contests: a Plastic Arts Contest, and a Literary Contest.
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