The writer Elia Barceló has been awarded the 2020 National Prize for Children’s and Young People’s Literature for his work ‘The Frankenstein effect’, as announced by the Minister of Culture and Sports, José Manuel Rodríguez Uribes.
“I just telephoned Elia Barceló to inform him that the jury has recognized him with the 2020 National Prize for Children’s and Young People’s Literature. Born in Elda, has been awarded for ‘The Frankenstein effect‘. Congratulations, Elia! A hug, “said the minister.
Is award is endowed with 20,000 euros. ‘The Frankenstein effect’, with which Barceló pays tribute to Mary Shelley’s work, was already awarded the Edebé prize. This book introduces the reader to the social and intellectual context of the 18th century, where the presence of women was scarce or non-existent, as the award indicated at the time.
The reader becomes Nora, a 21st century medical student, who must coexist with that society and face the cultural clashes and moral dilemmas of the time.