Nicaragua’s Sergio Ramirez Wins Spain’s Cervantes Prize

As per the Spanish government, Nicaraguan author and former politician Sergio Ramirez Mercado has won the 2017 Cervantes Prize It is the Spanish-speaking world’s highest literary honor.

Ramirez has written “Margarita, esta linda la mar” (Margarita, How Beautiful the Sea), which won Spain’s prestigious Alfaguara award in 1998. Ramirez was deputy vice president of Nicaragua between 1985 and 1990.
News in-a-line:
Sergio Ramirez- from Nicaragua- won the 2017 Cervantes Prize.

Static/Current Takeaway Points Important for IBPS PO Mains 2017 Exam-
  1. Spanish novelist Eduardo Mendoza won the prize in 2016.
  2. The prizes are presented on the anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes, author of “Don Quixote.”
  3. Spain Capital- Madrid, Currency- Euro.
Source- The Guardian