The name of Agustina Bessa-Luís jumped to the literary limelight in 1954, with the publication of the novel "A Sibila", which earned her the prizes Delfim Guimarães and Eça de Queiroz.
He also received the Grand Prize for Romance and Novel of the Portuguese Writers' Association in 1983 for the work "The Golden Boys" and in 2001 with "The Principle of Uncertainty I – Family Jewel".
The writer was distinguished by the totality of the work with the Prize Adelaide Ristori, of the Italian Cultural Center of Rome in 1975, and with the Prize Eduardo Lourenço, in 2015.
In 2004, Agustina received the Camões and Vergílio Ferreira Awards.
She was awarded the Grand Officer of the Order of Sant'Iago da Espada, Portugal, in 1981, elevated to Grand Cross in 2006, and a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters of France in 1989, having received the Medal of Honor of the City of Porto, in 1988.
The funeral of the writer left Tuesday from the Cathedral of Porto to the graveyard of Peso da Régua, Vila Real, where a private ceremony will be held, revealed today the Literary Circle Agustina Bessa-Luís.