A 20-YEAR-OLD student from the University of Valencia travelled to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam recently, where she was awarded the prize for excellence in the Silk Road University Network (SUN)’s first ever writing contest.
Young Estela Martí Simo – who is studying translation and mediation and lives in Denia – won the prize for her poem ‘Nuevo rumbohaciati’ (New direction to you).
Upon her return to the town, Denia Mayor VicentGrimalt paid honour to Estela, presenting her a CD of poems – ‘El Llibre de Denia’ – by Vicent Andres Estelle.
Estela expressed her greatest thanks and told of how “proud” she was to represent not just Spain, but the Valencian Community and Denia:
“Winning came as a complete shock, I am very happy.”
Her poem has already been translated into Chinese, English, German, Korean and Russian and Estela herself will now translate it into Valencian.