Elvia Andia Grágeda Receives Bolivian Literary Prize For Her Debut Novel

Quechua instructor Elvia Andia Grágeda has been awarded the 2019 Premio Nacional de Literatura in Bolivia in the category of Lengua Originaria. Her book Pirqakunawan parlaspa (Speaking with the Walls) fuses fiction and the life-stories of her parents and grandparents to tell of the strength of Indigenous women and their role in sustaining the language, practices, and customs of their communities. Read more about this fantastic achievement here and here, and please join us in congratulating Elvia Andia Grágeda!