Primavera Prize for Use Lahoz

This year’s Primavera [Spring] book prize, awarded by the publishing house Espasa and the culture section of the El Corte Inglés [upscale department store chain] Foundation and endowed with 100,000 EUR, was given to Use Lahoz (Barcelona, 1976) for El año en que me enamoré de todas [The year when I fell in love with all of them], described by the jury as “original and brilliant” and that combines two intertwined stories narrated in a recognizable and personal style. Lahoz’ previous novels also won prizes: Los Baldrich (Talento FNAC 2009) and Estación perdida [Lost train station; Premio Ojo Crítico de Narrativa 2012]; his first novel, Leer del revés [Backhand reading], got a mentioning at the Chambèry Festival du Premier Roman. He is also a poet and contributes to newspapers (El País) and magazines.

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