Soler wins oldest literature award
7 January 2004, BARCELONA - Writer Antonio Soler has won Spain's oldest literary prize, the Nadal Novel Award, it was reported Wednesday.
7 January 2004
BARCELONA - Writer Antonio Soler has won Spain's oldest literary prize, the Nadal Novel Award, it was reported Wednesday.
The award comes with a cash prize of EUR18,000 (about £12,600) for his book "El camino de los ingleses" (The way of the English).
Soler, born in the southern city of Malaga in 1956, won the award with a novel depicting the passage of a group of teenagers from adolescence to adulthood.
Soler, who also writes regular articles in the Press, is a television script writer as well as a novelist and his works have earned him widespread renown in Spain.
He has also won the Herralde, Primavera and Critica awards, in addition to the Nadal.
The ceremony, held in Barcelona, marked the 60th anniversary of the Nadal awards.
The other literary prize, the Josep Pla Catalonian prose award, went to Robert Saladrigas for his novel "La llibreta groga" (The yellow notebook).
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Subject: Spanish news