Mximo Huerta wins Fernando Lara Novel Award


Grupo Planeta Literary Prize, for which 365 original novels have been submitted, endowed with 120,000 euros


Writer and journalist Maximo Huerta has won the Fernando Lara Novel Prize with his novel ‘Aedes, Small’, which features 365 originals. The award decision was revealed this Thursday during a dinner at the Real Alcazar in Seville.

Very impressed, Maximo Huerta remembers his mother, collects his prize and calls her live at 11:37 pm to inform that he has received the prize. “Sleep now,” he has told his mother over the phone.

Mximo Huerta was Minister of Culture along with Pedro Sánchez in June 2018, and was in office for only seven days. In 2014, she won the Primavera Prize with her fourth novel, La Noche Soda.

The XXVII Fernando Lara Novel Prize, organized within the framework of the cooperation agreement between Grupo Planeta and the AXA Foundation for the Development and Promotion of Culture in Andalusia, has a prize of 120,000 euros for the winning work, published by the editorial Will be done. Planet.

In this twenty-seventh edition of the award, 365 original and unpublished novels are presented. The jury for this edition is composed of: Ana María Ruiz-Tagle, Clara Sánchez, Fernando Delgado, Pre Gimferer and Emilie Rosales, who served as the secretary with the vote.

Of the 365 novels submitted for the twenty-seventh edition of the Fernando Lara Novel Prize, 241 are by Spanish authors.

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