Cape Agustina Bessa-Luís
Embroidered quote from the Poet Agustina Bessa-Luís
" The end - what remains is always the happy beginning of something"
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Cape Poetry Agustina Bessa-Luís
Agustina Bessa-Luís was born in Vila Meã (Amarante) in 1922. Her father's family was from the north of Portugal and her mother was Spanish.
She started writing at the age of 16 and in 1950 she published her first novel, Mundo Fechado. In 1952 her talent was recognized with the award Delfim de Guimarães, for her book Sibila, which also received the award Eça de Queirós the next year.
In 1958, she gave her first steps in theatre, writing the play "O inseparável".
Between 1986 and 1987 she was the director of the diary O Primeiro de Janeiro in Oporto. Between 1990 and 1993 she was the director of D.Maria II Theatre in Lisbon and a member of the Alta Autoridade para a Comunicação Social.
Various works have been translated in various countries and some were adapted to the cinema, such as Francisca, Vale Abraão and As Terras de Risco by Manoel de Oliveira. Her novel As Fúrias was adapted to the theatre by Filipe La Féria.
She received several awards, at age of 81, Agustina Bessa-Luís received the Camões Award, considered the most important Portuguese award.