Isaac Rosa wins the Biblioteca Breve Award with the novel 'Lugar Seguro'

The writer Isaac Rosa has won this Monday the 64th Biblioteca Breve Prize, which is awarded annually by the Seix Barral publishing house to an unpublished novel in Spanish and is endowed with 30,000 euros, for his work Safe place. The jury has highlighted his text because "it makes a brilliant portrait of three generations of rogues from the same family who take advantage of the cracks in the system to their advantage. A novel that catches and makes you uncomfortable and that reflects the irony and controversy of the moment of uncertainty that today's society lives".

This has been announced live from the Center for Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB), which for the first time has been the venue from which this literary award has been presented. It has been the work chosen unanimously from 858 manuscripts sent from different Spanish-speaking countries around the world. The jury in charge of awarding the award was made up of Juan Manuel Gil, Benjamín Prado, Andrea Stefanoni, Pere Gimferrer and Elena Ramírez. Throughout its history, the award has recognized figures such as Mario Vargas Llosa, Juan Marsé, Carmen Martín Gaite or Guillermo Cabrera Infante.

Rosa thus replaces Juan Manuel Gil, who last year won the Biblioteca Breve Award for the novel Clean wheat, that narrates a story in which criticism is mixed with nostalgia and the literary fact. "While we lament over a wonderful past time, we do not devote efforts in the future," said the author in an interview published by

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