Argentine writers take Spain's top literary award

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1 March 2005, MADRID-Argentine writers Graciela Montes and Ema Wolf have won the prestigious Alfaguara prize, which carries an award of USD 175,000, for their work "El turno del escriba" set in 13th-century Genoa.

1 March 2005

MADRID-Argentine writers Graciela Montes and Ema Wolf  have won the prestigious Alfaguara prize, which carries an award of USD 175,000, for their work "El turno del escriba" set in 13th-century Genoa.

The novel tells the story of Marco Polo and his scribe, Rusticello.

The Alfaguara Novel Prize is one of the most important in Spanish literature.

A total of 649 novels, 457 of them from Latin America and 192 from Spain, competed for this year's Alfaguara prize.

In addition to the cash award, the winners get a sculpture by Martin Chirino and simultaneous publication of their work in Spain and 20 Latin American countries.

Last year, Colombian writer Laura Restrepo received the Alfaguara prize for her novel "Delirio."

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Subject: Spanish news

 

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