We are pleased to share the news that St Anne’s Fellow, poet and author Prof. Patrick McGuinness, has this year been awarded the Prix Triennal du Rayonnement des Lettres Belges, also known as the Prix Léo Beeckman. The prize is awarded every three years to a person or organisation for their contribution to the literature of Belgium.
Prof. McGuinness was awarded the prize alongside 8 other writers, who won prizes in genres ranging from fiction to poetry, by way of bande dessinée (comic strip art) and literature in regional languages. The prizes were awarded in a ceremony at the Théâtre Royal du Parc in Brussels introduced by the Minister for Culture, Bénédicte Linard.
Prof. McGuinness commented: “I’m extremely grateful and honoured – though only half Belgian, I am wholly delighted.”