Madrid (EFE) Claudia Pineiro.
This is one of the most important literary prizes awarded to an unpublished work written in Spanish, to which 296 manuscripts from Spain, 112 from Argentina, 99 from Mexico, 81 from Colombia, 43 from the United States, 28 from Chile, 27 from Peru and 20 from Uruguay.
The award is also endowed with a sculpture by Martín Chirino and simultaneous publication throughout the Spanish-speaking territory. The winning novel of this edition will arrive in bookstores on March 23.
Chaired by the Argentine writer Claudia Piñeiro, the jury will also be made up of the Spanish journalist and writer Javier Rodríguez Marcos, the Argentine editor and translator Carolina Orloff, the bookseller of Letras Corsarias (Salamanca), Rafael Arias García; the Spanish writer Juan Tallón and the editorial director of Alfaguara, Pilar Reyes (with voice but no vote).
The Chilean-Argentine Cristian Alarcón, with “El tercer paraíso” (2022), the Colombian Pilar Quintana, with “Los abismos” (2021), and the Mexican Guillermo Arriaga, with “Salvar el fuego” (2020), have been the winners of the last editions of this award.