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Hostos Community College Distinguished Professor Isaac Goldemberg Awarded the Prestigious 2012 Luis Alberto Sánchez Essay Award

Friday, September 28, 2012 (Bronx, NY) - The jury and members Marcos Martos Carrera, Ismael Pinto Vargas and José Antonio Bravo, of the Luis Alberto Sánchez Institute in Lima, Perú declared Professor Isaac Goldemberg the unanimous first place winner of the 2012 Luis Alberto Sánchez Essay Award for his most recent book, “Las sombras en el espejo: ensayos sobre literatura latinoamericana contemporánea.”

In its official award letter the Institute quoted the jury’s decisions and stated:

"Throughout, the book clearly reflects the author's vast knowledge of Latin American literature and demonstrates the completeness and depth that comprises it. Isaac Goldemberg handles the problems addressed in the book from a critical perspective that allows him to focus on the social and historical circumstances surrounding each one. With rigorous critical analysis and interpretive acumen Isaac Goldemberg explains the work of some of the most important writers and representatives of Latin American contemporary literature.”

Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Carmen Coballes-Vega said, “We are very fortunate to have Professor Goldemberg as a member of our faculty. He is tireless in his literary pursuits and his knowledge of Latin American literature is indeed worthy of praise. Hostos is proud of his accomplishment.”

About the Luis Alberto Sánchez Institute
The Luis Alberto Sánchez Institute is a nonprofit organization that honors the memory of the great Peruvian writer, politician and teacher. The Institute, following his example aims to continue to strengthen culture in Perú and Latin America.

About Hostos Community College:
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College, part of The City University of New York (CUNY) system, was founded in 1968. In addition to associate degree programs that facilitate easy transfer to CUNY’s four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions, Hostos also has an award-winning Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Development that offers courses for professional development and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. In four decades, Hostos has grown from a class of 623 in the fall of 1970 to the spring 2012 enrollment of over 7,000 students.  The college also serves an additional 12,000 students through its Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Development. For more news and stories about Hostos Community College, visit www.hostos.cuny.edu.


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