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Book Day: Literature exceeds the limits of the pandemic at the Cervantes Prize | Culture

The Book Day party, postponed in 2020 due to the pandemic, has celebrated its main event this Friday morning at the headquarters of the Cervantes Institute in Alcalá de Henares (Madrid). Presided over by the Kings, it was a simple ceremony, in the open air and marked by the security measures imposed by the virus […]

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Mariana Enríquez and Benjamín Labatut, two Latin American writers among the finalists for the Man Booker Prize | Culture

Latin American writers Benjamín Labatut and Mariana Enríquez, nominated for the prestigious Booker Prize.ANAGRAM The Argentine writer Mariana Enríquez and the Chilean Benjamin Labatut have been selected this Thursday among the six finalists for the Man Booker Prize. The award is one of the most prestigious in Anglo-Saxon literature, with the winning author and translator […]

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Mexican writer Enrique Krauze, winner of the Spanish Orders History Prize | Culture

The Mexican writer Enrique Krauze, in June 2019 in a hotel in Madrid.Jaime Villanueva The Mexican writer and historian Enrique Krauze has won the Spanish Orders History Prize in its III Edition. His candidacy has been presented by the National Autonomous University of Mexico for “his extensive career as a historian, essayist, editor and liberal […]

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The delivery of the Cervantes Prize is postponed due to the health of Francisco Brines | Culture

The poet Francisco Brines, at his home in Oliva (Valencia), in 2019.Monica Torres The traditional delivery of the Cervantes Prize in the Auditorium of the University of Alcalá de Henares will not be held this year, scheduled, as usual, for April 23, Book Day. The 89-year-old poet Francisco Brines’ state of health, which prevents him […]

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Historian José Soto Chica wins the Edhasa Prize with a novel about the Visigoths | Culture

The God who inhabits the sword, vibrant novel about the Visigoths in the time of Leovigildo, full of conspiracies and battles but also of everyday life, has won the IV Edhasa Historical Narratives Prize. Its author, who received the award this afternoon in Barcelona, ​​is José Soto Chica, well known for his ancient history essays, […]

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Lacaton & Vassal win the Pritzker Prize with an architecture that certifies change | Culture

Never demolish. “Demolition is the easiest solution, but it is also a waste of energy, materials and history and an act of violence. Transformation is doing more and better with what exists ”, this is how 2021 Pritzker Prize winners Anne Lacaton (Saint-Pardoux, 65 years old) and her husband, Jean-Philippe Vassal (Casablanca, 67 years old) […]

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‘A life lived’: Delibes’s manuscript with the speech for the Cervantes Prize comes to light | Culture

Miguel Delibes wrote in a ring binder with picture sheets: “Here I am, in this historic city of Alcalá de Henares, trying to say my last word A few words, three hundred and seventy-eight years after Don Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, born in her, discreetly said the last of his before going silent forever. Forever? […]

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The Formentor Prize goes to Tunisia | Culture

Carlos Barral (with hat) and Gabriel Ferrater (with sunglasses), in Tunis in 1967. The Formentor Prize, in danger after passing its historic Mallorcan headquarters to the hands of the Four Seasons chain, will continue to be celebrated with the same patronage of the Barceló and Buadas families (50,000 euros) and the same philosophy, but now […]

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The journalist Pedro Simón wins the Primavera Prize with his novel ‘Los ingratos’ | Culture

The work The ungrateful by the journalist Pedro Simón (Madrid, 50 years old) has won the Primavera de Novela Prize in its twenty-fifth edition, endowed with 100,000 euros. At the press conference, held this Friday, the author defined that his book portrays “the children of a decolonized generation, Spain without a seatbelt, those who knew […]

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