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Princess of Asturias Awards

05/18/2018

The jury meeting for the 2018 Princess of Asturias Award for Literature

35 nominations from 21 different nationalities are in the running for this award, the fifth of eight international awards that are bestowed each year by the Princess of Asturias Foundation, and which are now in their XXXVIII edition 

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The meetings of the jury responsible for awarding the 2018 Princess of Asturias Award for Literature, the fifth of eight international awards that will be bestowed by the Princess of Asturias Foundation, will be held on May 23rd and 24th. The awards will be bestowed this year for the XXXVIII edition in their history. Thirty-five candidatures, from twenty-one different countries, have been nominated for this award. The meetings will be held at the Reconquista Hotel, Oviedo.

As stated in the Regulations, 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 aimed at recognizing “the work of fostering and advancing literary creation in all its genres.”

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

The members of the jury will hold a first meeting with the media at 11:00am (GMT+2:00) on Wednesday 23rd in the Hotel’s “Salón de Consejos” (first floor) immediately prior to its formal constitution and the start of its deliberations, which will commence at 11:30am. 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 Thursday 24th 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

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:

  • Xosé Ballesteros Rey
  • Blanca Berasátegui Garaizábal
  • Luis Alberto de Cuenca y Prado
  • Lola Larumbe Doral
  • Antonio Lucas Herrero
  • Ángeles Mora Fragoso
  • Leonardo Padura Fuentes
  • Laura Revuelta Sanjurjo
  • Carme Riera i Guilera
  • Fernando Rodríguez Lafuente
  • Ana Santos Aramburo
  • Sergio Vila-Sanjuán Robert
  • Darío Villanueva Prieto
  • Juan Villoro Ruiz
  • José Luis García Delgado (acting secretary)

technical data

Europa
  • Satellite: Hispasat 1D
  • Orbital position: 30º West
  • Transponder: 87-60
  • Carrier: 9
  • Rx Frecuency: 11562 MHz  
  • Band: Ku  
  • Polarization: Horizontal  
  • Symbol Rate: 4.444 Megasímbolos/segundo  
  • F.E.C.: 3/4
  • Coding: QPSK MPEG 2 DVBS
  • Norma: PAL
  • Format: 16:9
America
  • Satellite: Hispasat 1E
  • Orbital position: 30º West
  • Transponder: 133
  • Carrier: Feed 1 TSA America
  • Rx Frecuency: 12052 MHz
  • Band: Ku
  • Polarization: Vertical
  • Symbol Rate: 27.500 MSymbols/second
  • F.E.C.: 3/4
  • Coding: QPSK MPEG 2 DVBS
  • Norma: PAL
  • Format: 16:9

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