The writer Vanessa Seijo wins the XII El Barco de Vapor Puerto Rico 2024 Award

The writer Vanessa Seijo wins the XII El Barco de Vapor Puerto Rico 2024 Award

The SM Foundation in Puerto Rico announced today that the Puerto Rican writer, Vanessa Seijowas awarded the prestigious El Barco de Vapor Puerto Rico Award for her work “Two detectives and a cat”. As a result of this award, Seijo will receive $12,000, the publication of the work and an awards ceremony.

“We reward a fun and excellently written work that appeals to our youth and exalts the arts and Puerto Rican heritage. Seijo has demonstrated his commitment to education and storytelling with works such as the novel Nicolas, la granna Margot y el hechicero, published by SM Puerto Rico in 2010. Additionally, with his contributions to various electronic magazines and media, he has established his reputation as “a versatile and talented author,” he said. Juan Reyesgeneral director of SM in Puerto Rico.

Born in 1970, Vanessa Seijo has a bachelor’s degree in English and American Literature, and almost three decades of experience as a teacher in the public system. SM published another writing by Seijo in the anthology Capsulas del Tiempo (2018), a collection of stories about Hurricane Maria, where the story “Cosas de Diario” appeared.

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