1980 saw the institution of the Prémio Morgado de Mateus, awarded on only one occasion, in that same year, to Miguel Torga and Carlos Drummond de Andrade.
The Prémio D. Diniz, also instituted in 1980, has annually honoured some of Portugal’s most important writers: Agustina Bessa Luís, Almeida Faria, Pedro Tamen, Vergílio Ferreira, Fernando Namora, Maria Velho da Costa, José Saramago, Maria Gabriel Llansol, Fernando Guimarães, David Mourão Ferreira, Mário de Carvalho, Eugénio de Andrade, Luísa Costa Gomes, Sophia de Melo Breyner Andresen, Nuno Júdice, M.S. Lourenço, José Bento, Joaquim Manuel Magalhães, Luís Filipe de Castro Mendes, Eduardo Lourenço, Fiama Hasse Pais Brandão, José Cardoso Pires, Lídia Jorge, António Lobo Antunes, Gastão Cruz, Hélia Correia, Marcello Duarte Mathias, António Franco Alexandre, Frederico Lourenço, Manuel Gusmão, and Camilo José de Cela.
We have published the books “Figuras em Mateus” by Vasco Graça Moura, with photographs by Nicholas Sapieha, and “Memórias da Condessa de Mangualde”, with a foreword by Vasco Pulido Valente.
We were the founders of the European Network of Living Poetry Translation Collectives. Since December 1990, Portuguese poets have translated 62 foreign poets’ works. To date, over 40 books of these translations have been published as part of the “Poetas em Mateus” collection.