Premio Azorín

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The Premio Azorín de Novela (Azorín Prize for Best Novel) is one of the most important literary awards for works written in the Spanish language. It was created in 1994, by the Spanish provincial government (diputación) of Alicante together with Editorial Planeta (Planeta Publishing House).

The prize honors one of the finest Spanish writers of the so-called "Generation of 98", José Augusto Trinidad Martínez Ruíz (1873-1967), who used to signs his works under the pseudonym of Azorín.

The prize is given annually to a non-published and original novel, whose author receives 68.000 € (some 93.000 dollars). As part of the prize, Planeta publishes the awarded novel.

Winners of the Azorín Award for Best Novel
Year Winner Novel Author
1994 La novela de Pepe Ansúrez Gonzalo Torrente Ballester
1995 El burdel de Lord Byron Luis Antonio de Villena
1996 La cárcel del amor Luis Racionero
1997 El último banquete Jesús Ferrero
1998 El hombre, la hembra y el hambre Daína Chaviano
1999 Bajarás al reino de la tierra José Luis Ferris
2000 Cielos de barro Dulce Chacón
2001 El secreto de la lejía Luisa Castro
2002 La muerte blanca Eugenia Rico
2003 Dios se ha ido Javier García Sánchez
2004 El secreto de Orcelis Manuel Mira
2005 El penúltimo sueño Ángela Becerra
2006 La crin de Damocles Javier Pérez
2007 La caza salvaje Jon Juaristi
2008 Pólvora negra Montero Glez
2009 El arte de perder Lola Beccaria

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