Juana de Ibarbourou

Juana Fernández Morales de Ibarbourou was an Uruguayan poet known also as “Juana de América.” She was the 1959 winner of the Premio Nacional de Literatura in Uruguay, and was nominated four times for the Nobel Prize in Literature during her lifetime. She authored many collections, including Lenguas de diamante (Cooperativa Editorial Limitada, 1919) and Oro y tormenta (Zig-Zag, 1956). She died on July 15, 1979.