Thursday , July 7 2022

Cristina Morales, Herralde de Novela Award


The writer Cristina Morales has won the Monday Herald Award by publishing house Anagram and 18,000 euros thanks to his novel. Easy reading. The jury has highlighted the work of intelligence and comedy, as well as "the amazing discovery of four fun voices that enjoy impunity, which is essential for all true literature." In turn, this is the finalist Alejandra Costamagna with a novel Touch system.

The winning novel tells of it Four cousins ​​with intellectual disabilities who live together in a place of refuge Completing all their lives in specialized centers and women who live freely and without difficulty in their everyday life and sexuality. According to the wording, "this book is a battlefield: against the prevailing machismo, against oppression from
system against injustice. But this is also a novel that leads the body and
sexuality, desire among women, their dignity, who are marked with
intellectual disability and language transgressive and revolutionary ability. It is
first and foremost, the portrait – visceral, dynamic, ferocious and feminine – from the society
contemporary with the city of Barcelona as a scene ".

Cristina Morales (Granada, 1985) is a graduate and author of law and political sciences Fighters (Caballo de Troya, 2013), winner of the 2012 INJUVE Award; Bad words (Lumen 2015) and Contemporary terrorists (Candaya, 2017). His stories have appeared in many anthologies and literary journals. In 2017 it was
awarded the Montserrat Roig Written Scholarship, Hanf Foundation in 2015
Nefkens, and in 2007 – Antonio Gala Foundation for Young Creators.
He is currently an artist from Fábrica de Creación La Caldera (Barcelona)
Member of the Contemporary Dance Company Feminine Sexual Initiative.

Alejandra Costamagna (Santiago de Chile, 1970) has published novels Voice
(1996 Gabriela Mistral Prize for Literature Games) Resident retired (1998)
Tired of the sun (2003) and Tell him I'm not here (2007, Planet-Casa Award Finalist
from America's and art critics' arcade bonus), a long story Nature
(2010), story books Bad night (2000) The last fires (Altazor 2005 Award) Pets (2011) Once there was a bird (2013) e It is impossible to leave the land (2016) and the book of chronicles and essays Crosswalk (2012). He has written magazines Leopard, Free letters and Malpensante, among other things. In 2003, he received a scholarship from the University of Iowa's International Writing Program in the United States. In 2008, she received the Anna Seghers Award in Germany

The jury consisted of editors Silvia Sesé, writers Gonzalo Pontón Gijón, Marta San, Juan Pablo Villalobos and book seller Rafael Arias of Letras Corsarias in Salamanca.

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