More than a thousand young people applaud the winners of the Mandarache and Hache Awards

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Eloy Moreno, 2020 winner for ‘Invisible’, also received his award at the event

More than a thousand young people attended the gala for the Mandarache and Hache 2022 Awards this Friday. In the first of the categories, he was awarded the Alfredo Sanzol Prize, for ‘La valentía’, the first play to receive that honor. Elia Barceló, meanwhile, received the Hache Prize for the novel “The Frankenstein Effect.” «In the theater you dare to play all kinds of subjects. ‘La valor’ is about the price of progress”, explains Alfredo Sanzol. Elia Barceló appreciated «that this is not a prize awarded by specialists who choose what they think the young public will like. It is the young readers who choose it. Eloy Moreno, winner of the Hache for ‘Invisible’ 2020, also received his award at the event.

The mayor, Noelia Arroyo, stressed that these awards represent “one of the most outstanding projects of reading education and promotion of book culture on the national and international stage”. Nearly 5,000 young people organized in reading committees act as judges. “It’s the largest literary jury in the world,” he said.

Next year, the genre catalog will be expanded to include poetry, so that readers between the ages of 15 and 30 can get acquainted with it. Candidates for the next edition include ‘Right of Admission’ (La Imprenta, 2022), an experiential and anti-racist collection of poems by Yeison F. García, whose verses are dedicated to migrants; The candidacy of ‘Desencajada’ (Trojan Horse, 2020), by Margaryta Yakovenko, editor and editor of the newspaper ‘El País’, enters the novel. It is a work steeped in sentimentality about the migration phenomenon; the third work is the theatrical drama ‘Doña Rosita, Anotada’ by Pablo Remón, about a single woman in the early 20th century in Granada, which refers to the tradition of the genre in the wake of García Lorca.

‘Heroes’, by Pedro Ramos; ‘Department of Magical Affairs’, by Daniel Hernández Chambers, and ‘Nobody’s chest’ (SM Editions, 2021), by Chiki Fabregat, compete for the Hache Award.

Source: La Verdad

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