Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Alfaguara Spanish-language literary prize

Peruvian author Santiago Roncagliolo received Spain's Alfaguara Spanish-language literary prize on Monday (April 24) for his novel Abril Rojo, or Red April, which tells of life in his country under the government of former president Alberto Fujimori.

The novel, a detective story set within a political background, unfolds in the Peru of the early 2000s when the government, led by Japanese-born Fujimori, clashed with the hard left Shining Path guerrilla insurgency.

Roncagliolo, 30 years old, is the youngest author ever to obtain the Alfaguara award.

You can find the review here

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