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2017 Princess of Asturias Awards Laureates

  • William Kentridge Arts Since the nineties, he has combined the practice of drawing with film and theatre, becoming a multidisciplinary artist who has also cultivated scenography, collage, engraving, sculpture and video art.
  • Les Luthiers Communication and Humanities The members of Les Luthiers, who this year will have trodden the boards non-stop for half a century, have performed in the United States, Israel and in almost all the countries in Latin America, including Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela.
  • All Blacks Sports New Zealand’s national team and highest rugby representation achievable in the country, the All Blacks are the most successful international rugby side of all-time.
  • Karen Armstrong Social Sciences She is considered a leading international scholar in the comparative study of Islam, Judaism and Christianity. Her first book was Through the Narrow Gate (1982), a memoir she continued in The Spiral Staircase (2004).
  • Adam Zagajewski Literature Poet, novelist and essayist who graduated in Philosophy and Psychology from the Jagiellonian University, Krakow, and one of the most famous contemporary Polish poets.
  • Hispanic Society of America International Cooperation The Hispanic Society of America was created with the aim of establishing a museum, a library and an educational institution with free public access to advance the study of the languages, literature and history of Spain and Portugal, as well as the countries in which Spanish and Portuguese were or are still spoken.
  • Rainer Weiss, Kip S. Thorne, Barry C. Barish and LIGO Scientific Collaboration Technical & Scientific Research Their detection of gravitational waves originating from the merger of two black holes of hitherto unknown characteristics, is considered one of the most important scientific achievements of the century.
  • European Union Concord Sixty years after the signing of the Treaty of Rome, the EU represents a unique model of supranational political integration based on the peaceful, progressive and free association of its members.

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