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Premios Princesa de Asturias

09/23/2013

Álvaro Mutis, Prince of Asturias Award for Literature, has died

He received the award in 1997 for the “for the originality and intellectual commitment of his poetic and narrative work”.

Álvaro Mutis, 1997 Prince of Asturias Award for Literature. ©FPA

Álvaro Mutis, 1997 Prince of Asturias Award for Literature, has died.

The Jury decided by the majority vote to confer the 1997 Prince of Asturias Award for Literature on Álvaro Mutis "for the originality and intellectual commitment of his poetic and narrative work in which the personage of Maqroll el Gaviero figures prominently throughout the greater part of its pages. His literary creation, unanimously recognized as one of the Spanish-speaking world´s highest achievements, links the tenets of Magic Realism with the concerns of modern man", as reflected in the minutes of the jury.

The Jury for this Award was chaired by Fernando Lázaro Carreter and made up of Rafael Alvarado Ballester, Andrés Amorós, Luis María Ansón, Felipe Benítez Reyes, Pedro Casals, Juan Luis Cebrián, Antonio Colinas, Víctor García de la Concha, Alfonso de la Serna and José María Martínez Cachero acting as secretary.

The Awards Ceremony, which took place on 24th October, was presided over by HRH The Prince of Asturias. The speeches at the ceremony were given by Álvaro Mutis, Václav Havel, the President of Guatemala at the time, Álvaro Arzú, Yehudi Menuhin, the President of the Foundation at the time, José Ramón Álvarez Rendueles, and HRH Prince Felipe de Borbón.

The following is a list of the Laureates that year:

PRINCE OF ASTURIAS AWARD FOR THE ARTS

Vittorio Gassman

PRINCE OF ASTURIAS AWARD FOR LITERATURE

Álvaro Mutis

PRINCE OF ASTURIAS AWARD FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES

Martín de Riquer y Morera

PRINCE OF ASTURIAS AWARD FOR COMMUNICATION AND HUMANITIES

Václav Havel

Cable News Network (CNN)

PRINCE OF ASTURIAS AWARD FOR TECHNICAL AND SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

Atapuerca Research Team

PRINCE OF ASTURIAS AWARD FOR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

Government of Guatemala

Guatemalan National Revolutionary Unity

PRINCE OF ASTURIAS AWARD FOR CONCORD

Yehudi Menuhin

Mstislav Rostropovich

PRINCE OF ASTURIAS AWARD FOR SPORTS

Spanish Marathon Team

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