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Formentor Literature Prize 2013 to Javier Marías

The writer from Madrid has been awarded with the prestigious Formentor Literature Prize 2013 in recognition of his literary work. The prize, worth 50,000 euros, will be presented on 31st of August in Palma de Mallorca. According to the jury, chaired by Basil Baltasar and formed by Felix de Azua, Manuel Rodríguez Rivero, Juan Antonio Masoliver Ródenas and Berta Vías Mahou, Javier Marías is one of the most international writers and specially appreciated in European countries, whose work represents the triumph of inventive thank to his narrative skills.

The writer of 61 years is well known for his trilogy Tu rostro mañana (Your Face Tomorrow, 2002-2009), Mañana en la batalla piensa en mí (Tomorrow in the Battle Think on Me - 1994), Corazón tan blanco (A Heart So White - 1992) and the more recent Los enamoramientos (The Infatuations - 2011), winner of the National Narrative Prize.

Formentor Literature Prize was driven between 1961 and 1967 by publishers like Carlos Barral and Antoine Gallimard, and recovered in 2011 on the occasion of its fiftieth anniversary, to recognize the whole narrative work of those writers whose career extends the European great literary tradition. During the sixties, Formentor (in northern Majorca), became a landmark for the European publishing and one of the most important literary forums. Among the winners of this prestigious award, highlight Samuel Beckett, Jorge Luis Borges, Jorge Sempriin or Saul Bellow.

© Photo: Javier Marias

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