Alfaguara Prize

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The Alfaguara Novel Prize (Spanish: Premio Alfaguara de Novela) is a Spanish-language literary award. The award is one of the most prestigious in the Spanish language.[1] It includes a prize of US$175,000[2] (about €133306) making it one of the richest literary prizes in the world. It is sponsored by Alfaguara, a publisher owned by Penguin Random House.

The prize was created in 1965 by Alfaguara and continued until 1972. In 1980 Alfaguara was purchased by Grupo Santillana. In 1998 the award was reconvened.

Winners[edit]

Year Title Author Nationality
1965 Las corrupciones Jesús Torbado Spain
1966 Pascua y naranjas Manuel Vicent Spain
1967 Fauna Héctor Vázquez-Azpiri Spain
1968 Corte de corteza Daniel Sueiro Spain
1969 No awardees
1970 Todas esas muertes Carlos Droguett Chile
1971 Leña verde Luis Berenguer Spain
1972 Florido mayo Alfonso Grosso Spain
1973–97 Not organised
1998 Caracol Beach Eliseo Alberto Cuba
Margarita, How Beautiful the Sea Sergio Ramírez Nicaragua
1999 Son de mar Manuel Vicent Spain
2000 Últimas noticias del paraíso Clara Sánchez Spain
2001 La piel del cielo Elena Poniatowska Mexico
2002 El vuelo de la reina Tomás Eloy Martínez Argentina
2003 Diablo guardián Xavier Velasco Mexico
2004 Delirium Laura Restrepo Colombia
2005 El turno del escriba Graciela Montes
Ema Wolf
Argentina
2006 Red April Santiago Roncagliolo Peru
2007 See How Much I Love You Luis Leante Spain
2008 Chiquita Antonio Orlando Rodríguez Cuba
2009 Traveller of the Century Andrés Neuman Spain-Argentina
2010 El arte de la resurrección[3] Hernán Rivera Letelier Chile
2011 The Sound of Things Falling[4] Juan Gabriel Vásquez Colombia
2012 Una misma noche[5] Leopoldo Brizuela Argentina
2013 La invención del amor[6] José Ovejero Spain
2014 El mundo de afuera[7] Jorge Franco Colombia
2015 Contigo en la distancia[8] Carla Guelfenbein Chile
2016 La noche de la usina[9] Eduardo Sacheri Argentina
2017 Rendición[10] Ray Loriga Spain

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Colombian Writer Wins Spanish Literary Prize", 21 March 2011
  2. ^ "Bases XIX Premio Alfaguara de novela 2016" (PDF) (in Spanish). Penguin Random House. Retrieved 12 October 2015. 
  3. ^ Hernán Rivera Letelier obtiene el Premio Alfaguara 2010 con su obra 'El arte de la resurrección'
  4. ^ Rodríguez Marcos, Javier (21 March 2011). "Juan Gabriel Vásquez gana el Premio Alfaguara 2011". El País (in Spanish). Madrid. Retrieved 13 October 2015. 
  5. ^ elpais.com
  6. ^ "Spain's Jose Ovejero wins Alfaguara Novel Prize". Global Post. EFE. 20 March 2013. Retrieved 4 October 2015. 
  7. ^ W. M. S. (20 March 2014). "Jorge Franco gana el premio Alfaguara con 'El mundo de afuera'". El País (in Spanish). Madrid. Retrieved 22 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "La chilena Carla Guelfenbein gana el Premio Alfaguara 2015". El Universal (in Spanish). Mexico City. EFE. 25 March 2015. Retrieved 7 September 2015. 
  9. ^ "Eduardo Sacheri ganó el Alfaguara de Novela". Página/12 (in Spanish). 5 April 2016. Retrieved 5 April 2016. 
  10. ^ "Argentine writer Sacheri wins Alfaguara Prize". Buenos Aires Herald. April 6, 2017. Retrieved April 28, 2017. 

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