The Cintas Foundation Announces Winner for the 2008 Fellowship in Creative Writing

Released on: May 23, 2008, 10:24 pm

Press Release Author: Cintas Foundation

Industry: Non Profit

Press Release Summary: The Cintas Foundation Announces
Winner for the
2008 Fellowship in Creative Writing

Press Release Body: Miami, Fla. (May 21, 2008) - The Board of Directors of the
Cintas Foundation is pleased to announce Adrian Castro is the winner of the 2008
Cintas Foundation Fellowship in Creative Writing.

The 2008 jury for this prestigious award included Oscar Hijuelos, Pulitzer-Prize
winning novelist and Cintas fellow; Cristina García, novelist, Cintas and Guggenheim
fellow; and Lillian Manzor, professor of literature at the University of Miami.

The award carries a $15,000 cash prize, which is used by the winner to further his
or her creative development. The Cintas Foundation Fellowship Program has honored
more than 300 artists including playwright María Irene Fornés and poet and essayist
Lourdes Blanco.

Established in 1963, the Cintas Foundation awards fellowships annually to creative
artists of Cuban lineage who live outside of Cuba. The foundation was established
with funds from the estate of Oscar B. Cintas (1887-1957), a former Cuban ambassador
to the United States, prominent industrialist and patron of the arts.

The Selection Program is administered by The Frost Art Museum at Florida
International University and the Cintas Foundation.

For more information about the Cintas Foundation and past fellows and about The
Frost Art Museum at FIU, please visit the websites, and or call 305-348-2890.

Web Site:

Contact Details: Cintas Foundation
Suite 3309
1301 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY, 10019
For immediate release
Media contact: Kitty Dumas
305-348-3892 /

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