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Writer Luz Gabas won the Planet Prize for her novel Far From Louisiana.

Novelist Luz Gaba Arino (1968, Huesca) won the 2022 Planet Prize for her novel. Far from Louisiana The award jury was announced this Saturday at an awards ceremony at the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC). This year the prize is awarded with one million euros.

The winning entry, which was submitted under the title upstream And under the pseudonym Hoja de fresno, it is set in a late 18th-century French colony that fell to Spain, where different ethnic groups and cultures coexist in a delicate balance. The novelist conquers Far from Louisiana A convulsive time that serves as the setting for a great love story between an Indian and a French subject.

Writer Cristina Campos (Barcelona, ​​1975) is a finalist for her work. married women stories presented under the title my wife’s lover

Gabas graduated in English philology and accepted the position of full professor at the University School. his first novel, Palm trees in the snow, was written in 2007 and published in 2012. It has been translated into several languages ​​and subsequently adapted to cinema with great success. The film won two Goya awards. In 2014, the author published Return to your skin and in 2017 Like fire on iceBoth edited by Planeta.

Gabas currently lives in Benasque, in the Aragonese Pyrenees, a municipality of which he was mayor from 2011-2015. beating the earth Published in 2019, it was her last known novel.

Source: El Diario





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