Writer Millas wins Spain's top literary award

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16 October 2007, BARCELONA - (EFE).- Writer and journalist Juan Jose Millas was awarded the 56th edition of the Planeta Prize for best Spanish-language novel for his work "El mundo" (The World).The book, which has now garnered for its author the 601,000 euros ($853,743) that makes the Planeta the most lucrative literary award in the Spanish-speaking world, deals with the childhood and adolescence of a man born in a provincial Spanish city who at a very early age moves with his family to Madrid.The prize pa

16 October 2007

BARCELONA - (EFE).- Writer and journalist Juan Jose Millas was awarded the 56th edition of the Planeta Prize for best Spanish-language novel for his work "El mundo" (The World).

The book, which has now garnered for its author the 601,000 euros ($853,743) that makes the Planeta the most lucrative literary award in the Spanish-speaking world, deals with the childhood and adolescence of a man born in a provincial Spanish city who at a very early age moves with his family to Madrid.

The prize panel was made up of Alberto Blecua, Alfredo Bryce Echenique, Pere Gimferrer, Carmen Posadas, Soledad Puertolas, Rosa Regas and Carlos Pujol.

The 56th edition of the Planeta Prize was presented at the Convention Palace of Catalonia, with numerous personalities from political, social and cultural life in attendance.

A highly honored writer since in 1974 he won the Sesamo Prize for best short novel with "Cerbero son las sombras," the 61-year-old Millas is currently one of the icons of literary journalism thanks to his columns and his reporting for the Madrid daily El Pais. EFE

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