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Princess of Asturias Awards

06/01/2012

The jury meeting for the 2012 Prince of Asturias Award for Literature

24 nominations from 19 different countries are in the running for this award, the fifth of eight international awards that are bestowed each year by the Prince of Asturias Foundation, and which are now in their thirty-second year.

Jury meeting for the 2012 Prince of Asturias Award for Literature ©FPA

The meetings of the jury responsible for awarding the 2012 Prince of Asturias Award for Literature, the fifth of eight international awards that will be bestowed by the Prince of Asturias Foundation, will be held on June 5th and 6th. The awards will be bestowed this year for the thirty-second time in their history.

According to the Statutes of the Foundation, the Prince of Asturias Awards aim “to reward the scientific, technical, cultural, social and humanistic work performed at an international level by individuals, institutions or groups of individuals or institutions”. As part of this spirit, the Prince of Asturias Award for Literature shall be conferred on those “whose literary work represents a significant contribution to universal literature.

There are 24 nominations in the running for this Award from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Cuba, China, France, Guatemala, Holland, Ireland, Japan, Macedonia, Portugal, Rumania, Senegal, South Africa, Turkey, United States and Spain.

Each Prince of Asturias Award comprises a diploma, an insignia, a Joan Miró sculpture representing and symbolising the Awards and a cash prize of 50,000 euros.

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

  • María Anson Oliart
  • Juan José Armas Marcelo
  • Xuan Bello Fernández
  • Blanca Berasátegui Garaizábal
  • José Manuel Blecua Perdices
  • Amelia Castilla Alcolado
  • Juan Cruz Ruiz
  • José Luis García Martín
  • Álex Grijelmo García
  • Manuel Llorente Manchado
  • Rosa Navarro Durán
  • Soledad Puértolas Villanueva
  • Fernando Rodríguez Lafuente
  • Fernando Sánchez Dragó
  • Diana Sorensen
  • Sergio Vila-Sanjuán
  • Román Suárez Blanco (secretary)

Members of the juries will hold an initial meeting with the media at 12 noon on Tuesday  5th 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 on Wednesday 6th 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 broadcast live for more than 150 countries via the main national and international radio and television channels. The signal will be openly transmitted via Hispasat satellite (America and Europe). In addition, there will be a live Internet broadcast at the Foundation's website.

EUROPA

  • Satellite: Hispasat 1E
  • Orbital Position: 30º West
  • Transponder: 87
  • RX Frequency: 11582.0 MHz
  • Band: Ku
  • Polarization: Horizontal
  • Symbol Rate: 4.444 MSymbols
  • F.E.C.: 3/4
  • Coding: QPSK MPEG 2 DVB
  • Norma: PAL

AMERICA

  • Satellite: Hispasat 1E
  • Orbital Position: 30º West
  • Transponder: 133
  • RX Frequency: 12052 MHz
  • Band: Ku
  • Polarization: Vertical
  • Symbol Rate: 27500 MSymbols
  • F.E.C.: 3/4
  • Codec: QPSK MPEG 2 DVB
  • Norma: PAL

Phone: + 34 91 512 9450/ 9498

TWITTER

  • Official account: @fpa_es
  • Prince of Asturias Awards official hashtag: #princeasturiasawards

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