The Seville Book Fair receives the city medal

The Seville Book Fair has received on May 30, 2011, the Medal of the City, which has been awarded for its “commendable” role in the cultural life of the city. 
The award ceremony, awarded by the City Council of the Spanish capital, took place at the Lope de Vega Theater. Together with the Book Fair, eleven other personalities and entities from various fields of Sevillian society have been recognized.

The acting mayor of Seville, Alfredo Sánchez Monteseirín; the president of the Andalusian Parliament, Fuensanta Coves, and the president of the Senate, Javier Rojo, have delivered the different badges to the winners, whose trajectories have been reflected in a video of several minutes.

Delivery of the National Culture Awards

National Book Awards

Spanish Letters Awards : The prize went to Josep Martía Castellet (Barcelona, ​​1926) for the whole of his literary work. Literary critic and essayist, he was the main theoretician and defender in Catalonia of “historical realism”.
Poetry: It has corresponded to José María Millares Sall (Vegueta, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 1921), who died in September 2009, for his work Cuadernos (2000-2009) . He founded with his brothers Manolo, painter, and Agustín, poet, the Planas de poees collection (1948-1951). In subsequent years he devoted himself to the preparation of artisan books. Narrative: The novelist Javier Cercas
, (Ibahernando, Cáceres, 1962) has received this distinction for his work Anatomy for a moment . He has a degree and a doctor in Hispanic Philology and a professor of Spanish literature at the University of Girona. Also known are his novels The Tenant , The Belly of the Whale and Soldiers of Salamis .
Essay: Anjel Lertxundi (Orio, Guipúzcoa, 1948) has been awarded for his work Eskarmentuaren paperak . Writer, literary critic, journalist and television screenwriter. Its production includes literary genres such as children’s and youth literature, narration, essay or poetry, usually written in Basque.
Dramatic Literature:Lluisa Cunillé (Badalona, ​​1961) has been awarded for her work That Infinite Air . Theatrical author, writes indistinctly in Spanish and Catalan.


Children and youth literature: He has fallen on Eliacer Cansino (Seville, 1954) for his work A Room in Babel . Professor of Philosophy, his work has focused on children’s and youth literature with titles such as: The pencil that found his name or A movie disaster .
Best Translation: In this category has been highlighted Mauro Armiño (Cereceda, Burgos. 1944) for his translation of the work Historia de mi vida by Giacomo Casanova. He is a literary critic, journalist and translator.
Work of a translator: Adan Kovacsics , (Chile, 1953) has been awarded for all his work. Of Hungarian origin and nationalized Spanish, he studied Romanesque philology, English philology and philosophy at the University of Vienna.
History of Spain: It has corresponded to Pablo Fernández Albaladejo , awarded for the work La Crisis de la Monarquía . He is Professor of Modern History at the Autonomous University of Madrid. Comic: Antonio Altarriba (screenwriter) and Kim(illustrator) have been awarded for their work The art of flying . Best Cultural Editorial Work:

Editorial Alba and Editorial Akal, (ex aequo). The National Prize for the Best Cultural Editorial Work aims to distinguish the set of editorial work that has stood out for its outstanding and innovative contribution to Spanish cultural life.
Promotion of reading: The Andalusian National Radio Paper Stories program and the Seville Book Fair Association . The National Prize for the Promotion of Reading recognizes the role that different people and entities, especially the media, play in promoting reading habits.
Illustration: Ana JuanHe has been awarded for his work as a whole. Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, is an illustrator, writer and painter. He has collaborated in magazines such as Madriz, El Víbora, Metal Hurlant, Marie-Claire , New Yorker and newspapers such as El Mundo and El País . He has exhibited his work in Geneva, Madrid, Seville, New York, Valencia and Barcelona, ​​among other cities.