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Presented a total of three hundred seven plays to XXX Literary Award 'Ciudad de Jumilla " (16/02/2009)

A total of three hundred seven works have been submitted to XXX Literary Award "Ciudad de Jumilla", according to reports from the Department of Culture of the City.

Of these, 95 correspond to the Short Story mode and 212 in the form of Verso.

The works come from almost all Spanish regions, as well as other countries such as Argentina, France, Mexico, United States, Germany, Chile, Italy and Israel.

The jury of this edition will be chaired by writer Vicente Molina Foix who accompany Ana Ortiz Fernandez, Mary Bledsoe Gilar, Juan Castellanos Gómez, Tomás Carrión Evaristo, and as Secretary, José Luis González Olivares

Vicente Molina Foix, a novelist, poet, playwright, director and film critic.

Bachelor of Philosophy from the Complutense University of Madrid and Art History at the London.

Molina Foix has been for nearly twenty years a teacher, first in Spanish literature at the University of Oxford, and after aesthetic at the University of the Basque Country.

Obtained, among others, the National Prize for Fiction 2007 and Salammbo Award 2006 for his novel "The letter opener."

His writing career began with 24, when José María Castellet includes it in his famous anthology "Nine newest Spanish poets', 1970.

But will not publish another book of poetry until 1990, when you edit spies realistic '.

Other genres have attracted his attention.

He has written novels, essays, plays, film scripts and even opera librettos, has translated Shakespeare, Kubrick and others, and has written and directed a movie: "'Sagittarius'. Has been a columnist and contributor to the daily' El Pais ', since its inception and has published several books related to cinema, among the latter: "The boyfriend of cinema', an experimental film in the form of reports, the study on the work of director Manuel Gutierrez Aragon appeared in April 2003 and 'The cinema of wet sheets. "

Besides those already mentioned, has to his credit with awards as important as Barral Prize 1973 for 'Bust', Azorín Award 1983 for 'The widowed parents' Herralde Award 1988 for 'The Soviet Fortnight' or Alfonso Garcia Award Ramos 2002 for "The Vampire of Mexico Street."

Literary Award "Ciudad de Jumilla" is worth 6,000 euros for the Short Story mode and 2,000 euros for mode Verse.

The jury will be announced on 15 May, marking the beginning of a week of activities around books and literature, which will be presented to the winners in the last edition "Crossroads "Amparo Garcia Barbera and" Songs for rainy afternoons "Pedro Javier Martínez.

Note: The photograph is the awards ceremony of last year

Source: Ayuntamiento de Jumilla

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