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Language professor judges literature contest

Teresa San Pedro, associate professor of Spanish, served as a judge for the essay category of the Ricardo Mir? National Literature Award in Panama.

The government of Panama chose San Pedro to be on its panel of judges because of her work with Central American literature. Her honors include numerous published papers in publications worldwide as well as extensive experience as a critic of Central American writing.

The award recognizes outstanding works of Panamanian and other Central American literature in the categories of novel, short story, poetry, theater and essay.

Each panel has three judges, two international and one Panamanian, and each judges’ credentials are based on their work with Central American literature.

The recipient of the award will win a $15,000 cash prize.