Friday, June 3, 2011

'White Night' by Argentine Ricardo Piglia, Rómulo Gallegos Prize

MADRID, 3 Jun. 'White Night' by Ricardo Piglia (Adrogué, Buenos Aires, 1941), has won the XVII International Novel Prize Rómulo Gallegos, awarded by the Venezuelan government and considered the most important award in Latin America. The winning entry was chosen from among the twelve finalists from renowned authors in Spanish, reports Anagram.

According to the jury, Piglia has won this prize "for the aesthetic, literary engagement, universality and the strong personality of his novel, on the other hand, and received the Critics Award in Spain. 'White Night' (Anagram) tells the story of a people and the hell of family relationships.

Located in the stolid landscape of the plain of Argentina, this novel is peopled with memorable characters, plot both direct and complex, betrayals and negotiated a false guilt and true guilt, passions and pitfalls. The Prize has been awarded, among others, Gabriel García Márquez (1972), Carlos Fuentes (1977), Arturo Uslar Pietri (1991), Roberto Bolaño (1999), Javier Marias (1995), Enrique Vila-Matas (2001) and Isaac Rosa (2005).

Ricardo Piglia, professor of Latin American literature at Princeton University, is unanimously considered a classic of Argentina today. He has published four novels Anagram 'artificial respiration, "" The Absent City, "" Money to Burn' and 'White Night', the stories of 'false name', 'invasion' and 'prison sentence' and texts "Criticism and Fiction ',' short forms' (awarded first prize at the Critics Bartolomé March) and" The Last Reader ", which can be read as the first test and attempted a future autobiography.

IN SPAIN From Piglia be next week in Spain to participate in two public events. On Thursday June 9 will participate in the tribute to Borges organized by Casa de America in Madrid on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the death of the great Argentine writer, Piglia offer his perspective on the tales of Borges.

On Tuesday 14 June, the author will speak at Casa Amèrica Catalunya in Barcelona as part of the series' Telling a continent. Present, past, future of Latin American literature 'that will speak on' The last 100 years of the novel in Latin America. "

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