The LXVII edition of the Planeta Prize has received a total of 642 novels, which is a new record of participation in the history of the award, which was fixed last year with 634 originals submitted.
The Planeta de Novela Prize, endowed with 601,000 euros for the winning work and 150,250 euros for the finalist, will be announced next Monday October 15 at the Palau de Congresos de Catalunya, in Barcelona, during the course of the traditional literary dinner.
The prize jury is composed of Alberto Blecua, Fernando Delgado, Juan Eslava Galán, Pere Gimferrer, Carmen Posadas, Rosa Regàs and Belén López, editor of Editorial Planeta, who joined this year as secretary of the jury to replace Emili Rosales.
As every year, the origin of the novels received is very diverse, and in addition to Spain, where 325 works come from, South America (127), North America (55), Central America (28) and the rest of Europe ( 18).
In Spain, most of the originals come from the province of Madrid (73), followed by Barcelona (28), Valencia (16), Malaga and Las Palmas, both with 15, and Seville and Murcia, with 12 novels in each one of them.
After Spain, the countries with the most writers presented to the Planeta Prize are Colombia (44), Mexico (31), Argentina (31). USA (18), Peru (12) and Venezuela (11).