Antonio Munoz Molina wins Prince of Asturias literature Prize


MADRID, June 5 — Spanish writer Antonio Munoz Molina was awarded on Wednesday this year’s Prince of Asturias prize in literature.
The jury decided to give the award to Munoz in recognition of the “depth and brilliance with which he has narrated relevant fragments of his country’s history, crucial episodes of the contemporary world and meaningful aspects of his personal experience.”
A native of Jaen in the Andalusian region, Munoz Molina, born in 1956, studied journalism in Madrid before returning to the south where worked for the Diario de Granada Newspaper.
He has also written columns for the national papers ABC, El Pais and Ideal and the magazine Muy Interesante.
His first book, a collection of articles previously published in the Diario de Granada, was published in 1984 and his first novel, Beatus Ille (A Manuscript of Ashes) appeared in 1986.
His other works include “Winter in Lisbon” and “The Polish Rider”. His latest works include “The wind of the Moon” and “In the Time of the Night”.
His works have been translated into many languages, including English, French, German, Italian and Portuguese.[db:内容2]