Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Biblioteca Breve Prize

Spanish writer Juan Manuel de Prada won the Biblioteca Breve Prize, organized by the publishing house Seix Barral, with the novel the "El séptimo velo" (The Seventh Veil), an epic novel, set in World War II, in which the search of identity and the memory play an important role.

Juan Manuel de Prada (born in Baracaldo, 1970) is also the author of "Coños" (1995), "El silencio del patinador" (1995), "Las máscaras del héroe" (1996), "La tempestad" (Planeta Prize in 1997), "Las esquinas del aire" (2000), "Desgarrados y excéntricos" (2001) and "La vida invisible" (2003).

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