Snippet: Biblioteca Breve award to Fernando Aramburu

Fernando Aramburu (San Sebastian, 1959; Wikipedia) won this year’s Biblioteca Breve award [Short library; 30.000,- EUR; Seix Barral publishing house; 945 competing entries] for Ávidas pretensiones [Greedy pretensions]: a satire around the “poetic days” of Morilla del Pinar (imaginary town) where during three days the participating poets are hardly interested in literature but in sex, fun and literary glory. The jury praised its prose rich in shadows, its hilarity and starkness. One can get a glimpse of Aramburu’s work in the title Spain’s Great Untranslated (2013).

Source: La Vanguardia Feb. 10, 2014


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