January 21, 2021

Almudena Grandes, National Narrative Prize 2018

Almudena Grandes, National Narrative Prize 2018


The writer Almudena Grandes has been awarded, this Tuesday, October 23, with the National Narrative Award 2018, for his work 'Patients of Dr. Garcia', awarded by the Ministry of Culture and Sports and endowed with 20,000 euros.

As reported by the Ministry, the jury has chosen this work for "being the fourth installment of an ambitious narrative project entitled" Episodes of an Endless War ". In his novel, which focuses on the history of the Spanish post-war, with contributions to the consequences of the Second World War, "has achieved a difficult and precise balance between the imagined and loyalty to historical truth."

With a degree in Geography and History from the Complutense University of Madrid, Grandes has worked for several years in the publishing world, where she has developed several tasks, mainly the writing of texts by order.

His first novel, 'Las edad de Lulú' (1989), won the XI Premio La Sonrisa Vertical and was adapted to the cinema by Catalan director Bigas Luna. They followed 'I'll call you Friday' (1991) and 'Malena is a name of tango' (1994) that was also taken to the cinema. 'Atlas de geografía humana' (1998), 'Los aires difícil' (2002), 'Castillos de cartón' (2004), 'El corazón helado' (2007) and 'Les besos en el pan' (2015) continue their work fiction. In 2010 he began the series 'Episodes of an endless war' with 'Inés y la alegría' (2010), a title that has won several awards such as the Critic of Madrid, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz of the International Book Fair of Guadalajara or the Ibero-American Prize for novel Elena Poniatowska. The second title of the series was 'The reader of Jules Verne' (2012); the third, 'The three weddings of Manolita' (2014), and the fourth, 'The patients of Dr. García' (2017).

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