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Princess of Asturias Awards

06/10/2016

The jury meeting for the 2016 Princess of Asturias Award for Literature

21 nominations from 16 different countries are in the running for this award, the sixth of eight international awards that are bestowed each year by the Princess of Asturias Foundation, and which are now in their XXXVI edition

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The meetings of the jury responsible for awarding the 2015 Princess of Asturias Award for Literature, the sixth of eight international awards that will be bestowed by the Princess of Asturias Foundation, will be held on June 14th and 15th. The awards will be bestowed this year for the XXXVI edition in their history.

As stated in the Statutes of the Foundation, the Princess of Asturias Awards are aimed at rewarding “the scientific, technical, cultural, social and humanitarian work carried out at an international level by individuals, institutions or groups of individuals or institutions”. In keeping with these principles, the Princess of Asturias Award for Literature shall be conferred on those “whose literary work represents an outstanding contribution to universal literature”.

Twenty one candidatures, from Argentina, China, France, Germany, Greece, India, Libya, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Romania, South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States, Uruguay and Spain, have been nominated for this award.

The Award comprises a Joan Miró sculpture representing and symbolising the accolade, a cash prize of €50,000, a diploma and an insignia.

Members of the juries will hold an initial meeting with the media at 11 A.M. (GMT+2:00) on Tuesday 14th in the “Salón de Consejos” of the hotel (on the first floor), immediately prior to being formally convened and starting their deliberations. The jury will then elect a president from amongst them. The jury secretary will be appointed by the Foundation.

Their decision will be made public at 12 noon (GMT+2:00) on Wednesday 15th in the “Salón Covadonga” of the hotel (on the ground floor), and jury members will then be available for interviews.

The reading of the jury’s decision will be transmitted via Hispasat satellite (America and Europe). In addition, there will be a live Internet broadcast at the Foundation's website:www.fpa.es

Jury composition

The Jury, which is to meet at the Reconquista Hotel, will be made up of the following members:

  • Xuan Bello Fernández
  • Blanca Berasátegui Garaizábal
  • Luis Alberto de Cuenca y Prado
  • José Luis García Martín
  • Álex Grijelmo García
  • Manuel Llorente Manchado
  • Carmen Millán
  • Rosa Navarro Durán
  • Carme Riera i Guilera
  • Fernando Rodríguez Lafuente
  • Fernando Sánchez Dragó
  • Ana Santos Aramburo
  • Sergio Vila-Sanjuán Robert
  • Darío Villanueva Prieto
  • José Luis García Delgado (secretario)

technical data

Europa
  • Satélite: Hispasat 1D
  • Posición orbital: 30º West
  • Transpondedor: 87
  • Portadora: 7  
  • Frecuencia Rx: 11594.0 MHz  
  • Banda: Ku  
  • Polarización: Horizontal  
  • Symbol Rate: 4.444 Megasímbolos/segundo  
  • F.E.C.: 3/4
  • Codificación: QPSK MPEG 2 DVBS
  • Norma: PAL
  • Formato: 16:9
América
  • Satélite: Hispasat 1E
  • Posición orbital: 30º West
  • Transpondedor: 133
  • Canal: Feed TSA
  • Frecuencia Rx: 12052 MHz
  • Banda: Ku
  • Polarización: Vertical
  • Symbol Rate: 27.500 MSymbols/second
  • F.E.C.: 3/4
  • Codificación: QPSK MPEG 2 DVBS
  • Norma: PAL
  • Formato: 16:9
  • Audio PID: 0x21
  • Vídeo PID: 0x30
  • PMT PID: 0x34

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