SPA’s Board of Directors presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to Mr. Mário Soares for his work as a book author, namely for Incursões Literárias (Literary Incursions) or the recent Um Político Assume-se (Proud to Be a Politician). SPA’s Board has also highlighted the award winner’s contribution to increase the value of culture in Portugal, which undoubtedly happened during his two presidential terms. Mr. Mário Soares is a member of SPA since 1990.
In the two previous editions, the Lifetime Achievement Award was respectively presented to the painter Júlio Pomar and to the philosopher and essayist Eduardo Lourenço.
Lisbon, February 28th, 2012