A memorial to Jorge Luis Borges, the first of its kind in Portugal, was unveiled
in Lisbon on Friday, 12 December 2008. The sculpture, designed by the Argentinian artist
Federico Brook, is located in the Jardim do Arco do Cego. The unveiling ceremony was attended
by Borges’ widow, Maria Kodama, and by José Saramago, an avowed admirer of the Argentinian writer
and winner of the Nobel that always eluded Borges himself. Borges’ great-grandfather was born in Torre de Moncorvo, Bragança district, Portugal, and this event marks Portugal’s tribute to Jorge Luis Borges’
JORNAL DE NOTÍCIAS – 10 Dec 08 –
"Memorial a Jorge Luís Borges descerrado em Lisboa na presença da viúva e de Saramago"
("Memorial to Jorge Luís Borges unveiled in Lisbon in the presence of his widow and Saramago")