The 12th Prize The 2013 "Barco de Vapor" of infantile and youthful Literature went to Fabian Sevilla for his novel "On Friday it rained a circus"
Josefina Delgado, chief of staff of the Ministry of Culture of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, the 12th prize give "Barco de Vapor" 2013 of infantile and youthful Literature Fabian Sevilla for his novel "On Friday it rained a circus." The award was presented at the SM Foundation SM Publishing Group.
Mieza Aida Garcia, Director General of Argentina SM, book publisher that publishes, attended the emotional time of the award. Also present were men and women of culture, publishing and Juan Duarte, Minister Counsellor of the Embassy of Spain. Aida Garcia Mieza said three months she came to Argentina and is in charge of the overall direction of SM does, but the opportunity was speaking as director of the SM Foundation, a position that meets in parallel.
He explained that "As a SM Foundation, for me it is important to acknowledge the support of culture, thank to share our mission and vision to educate, educate in reading, help teachers and educate our children and give us the strength to continue working our reason for being. " Referring to supporting education in Argentina and providing all the countries where they are present .
Josefina Delgado, chief of staff of the Ministry of Culture of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, said: "Want to thank very much the fact of being here, because for me this place shows the collaboration of Argentina and Spain. It is a place of Spain, which for me is very important because it is a country I love, for my ancestors, my history and my reading”. Regarding the award and collection of Barco de Vapor stressed that “this is a collection that has a history. My kids read these books and my grandchildren will surely now at home”. She reminded those present that "Argentina is a country where children's literature has had a very important development."
Josefina Delgado did not hesitate to say that the Children's Literature "is the basis of the formation of a reader, because a reader is made of reading, not by telling a baby YOU HAVE TO READ and forcing them to do at school compositions or drawings. It is by reading. The books and libraries. And within these collections of children's books I think the Steam Boat deserves all the recognition”.
Meanwhile, the award winner, Fabian Sevilla thanked and very excited said, "that good nonsense and humor are seen as important for award as an aesthetic, as a valid address." "To me what I like is this (showing the book says).The book. Prize is divine, but see the book is the nicest thing there, because at some point was written on a paper napkin idea. Later a story, then a novel that won an award”. "All of us are here workers of hope because we hope that our ideas are a book. And the green ears, we join the guys in that hope."