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Silvia Molina Wins Literature Award

October 22, 1998

MEXICO CITY (AP) _ Silvia Molina of Mexico has won this year’s Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz literature award for a novel dealing with female adultery.

The award, which honors writing by women in Spanish, is to be given Dec. 2 at the University of Guadalajara’s Book Fair. It is named for the 17th century Mexican nun considered one of the greatest poets in the Spanish language.

As part of the award, Molina’s winning novel, ``El Amor Que Me Juraste″ (``The Love You Pledged Me″), is to be published in English by Curbstone Press.

Previous winners include Laura Restrepo, Elena Garro, Tatiana Lobo and Marcela Serrano.

Molina, 52, earlier won the Xavier Villaurrutia award for her 1977 novel ``La Manana Debe Seguir Gris″ (``The Morning Should Stay Gray″) and a national award in 1992 for her children’s novel ``Mi Familia y la Bella Durmiente Cien Anos Despues″ (``My Family and Sleeping Beauty 100 Years Later″).

She has taught at Mexico’s National Autonomous University as well as at Brigham Young University in Utah.

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