November 27, 2020

Juan Bonilla, 2020 National Narrative Prize for the novel ‘Totalidad sexual del cosmos’


The jury of the National Narrative Prize has proposed Juan Bonilla to be awarded the National Narrative Prize, corresponding to 2020, for his work ‘Totalidad sexual del cosmos, published by Seix Barral. The award, awarded by the Ministry of Culture and Sports, is endowed with 20,000 euros.

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The jury has chosen this work “for its powerful and transparent prose, of rhythmic narrative tension, and for its analysis of the investigation as an act of exacerbated love.” “With the pretext of recovering the figure of the Mexican artist and poet Nahui Olin, the author talks about his own condition as a wounded letter through a documentary fiction that blurs the boundaries between culture and life.”

At the same time, he has also highlighted “the literary approach to an anti-canonical and illuminating female character is exemplary and constitutes, at the same time, a vindication of the avant-garde that runs through the writing itself throughout the entire work.”

Juan Bonilla has a degree in Journalism and a regular contributor to newspapers, general information magazines and literary magazines. He is the coordinator of Zut magazine and collaborates in El Mundo and JotDown. He is the author of the novels Nobody knows nobody (1996), which was made into a movie; The Nubian princes (2003), with which it obtained the Short Library award and has been published in 10 languages, Forbidden to enter without pants (2013) for which he won the Mario Vargas Llosa Biennial Prize, The book finder novel (2018) and Sexual totality of the cosmos (2019), now National Award.

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