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Prince of Asturias Award for Literature

Posted on: June 6th, 2014 by admin

John has become the first Irish author to receive Spain’s most coveted literary prize, the prestigious Prince of Asturias Award for Literature. The award, established in 1981, is conferred on those ‘whose literary work represents an outstanding contribution to universal literature’. The cash prize of €50,000 and a Joan Miró sculpture will be presented in October in Oviedo at a ceremony presided over by the Prince of Asturias. For the foundation’s full citation, see http://www.fpa.es/en/communication/john-banville-prince-of-asturias-award-for-literature.html?idCategoria=14&especifica=0.