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“We also keep stones here” is elected Book of the Year by the Jabuti Prize

The vendors of the 64th Jabuti Prize, which honors the country’s best literary works, were announced on Thursday (25).

The big winner of the night was “I also keep stones here” in Luiza Romao , voted Book of the Year. In addition to the statuette, the author will receive R$ 100,000.

“It all started at the turn of 2016 to 2017 when I finished reading the “Iliad” and completely crossed by this horror narrative, I began to dream, listen and talk with these figures: fallen heroes, amazons, pythonesses, warriors (who throughout the centuries seem to say so much about the here-to-day). In a country in ruins, in a moment of spoils like the one we are living in, these stones are my bet”, said the author about the poetry work in a publication on Instagram.

The award is divided into four main axes: literature, non-fiction, editorial production and innovation, comprising twenty categories.

Two years after winning the best biography and reporting book by “Slavery” 🇧🇷 Laurentino Gomes receives the award again in the same category as the second volume of the work.

Another award-winning veteran was Lilia Schwarcz beside Jaime Lauriano and Flavio dos Santos Gomes with “Black Encyclopedia” 🇧🇷

Check out the 2022 Jaubti Prize winners


  • Tale: “The dress: short stories” by Eliana Alves Cruz
  • Chronicle: “The moon in the water tank” by Marcelo Moutinho
  • Comic book: “Listen, beautiful Marcia” by Marcello Quintanilha
  • Children: “Dreamzzz” by Silvana Tavano and Daniel Kondo
  • Juvenile: “Romieta and Julieo” by Ana Elisa Ribeiro
  • Poetry: “We also store stones here” by Luiza Romão
  • Entertainment Romance: “Pixel Eyes”, by Lucas Mota
  • Literary Romance: “The Sound of the Jaguar’s Roar” by Micheliny Verunschk

Non Fiction

  • Art: “Notes on contemporary African and Afro-Brazilian art: politics and poetics” by Celia Maria Antonacci
  • Biography and Report:“Slavery – Volume II” by Laurentino Gomes
  • Sciences: “A time not to forget: the vision of science in facing the coronavirus pandemic and the future of health” by Margareth Dalcolmo
  • Human Sciences: “Black Encyclopedia” by Jaime Lauriano, Flávio dos Santos Gomes and Lilia Moritz Schwarcz
  • Social Sciences: “Mafia, power and anti-mafia” by Walter Fanganiello Maierovitch
  • Creative economy: “Neither denialism nor apocalypse” by Gesner Oliveira and Arthur Villela Ferreira


  • Reading Promotion: “Vaga Lume: how books change the lives of children and adults in the Amazon” by Sylvia Guimarães
  • Brazilian Book Published Abroad: “Torto Plow” by Itamar Vieira Junior

Source: CNN Brasil

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