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Eduardo Sacheri, 2016 Alfaguara Novel Prize Winner for The Night of the Heroic Losers

Thursday, April 7, 2016  

The jury, presided by Royal Academy of the Spanish Language member Carme Riera, has noted that «La noche de la usina» (“The Night of the Mill”) is a «choral novel, lissome and emotional, with many of the ingredients of the best mystery and western fiction.»


MADRID, ES., April 5, 2016 - The Argentinean writer Eduardo Sacheri has been awarded with the 2016 Alfaguara Novel Prize, and granted $175,000 (154,000 euros) and a sculpture by Martín Chirino for his work The Night of the Heroic Losers,presented under the same name and with the pseudonym Alfredo Álvarez. The jury, presided by writer and academic Carme Riera and composed of Michi Strausfeld, Carlos Zanón, Sara Mesa, Mercedes Corbillón, and Pilar Reyes (non-voting member), has declared this novel the winner by majority vote. In this call for submissions to the Alfaguara Novel Prize, 707 manuscripts were received, of which 303 were submitted from Spain, 108 from Mexico, 96 from Argentina, 82 from Colombia, 54 from the United States, 34 from Peru, 16 from Chile, and 14 from Uruguay.

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