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2020 Princess of Asturias Awards Laureates

  • Spanish health workers on the front line against COVID-19 Concord Spanish health workers in direct contact with patients affected by COVID-19 form the front line in the fight against this disease in our country and have demonstrated a commendable level of professionalism and commitment since the commencement of this healthcare emergency.
  • Ennio Morricone and John Williams Arts Through their power of communication and evocation of images, stories and situations, film scores have often transcended the films for which they were created.
  • The Guadalajara International Book Fair and The Hay Festival of Literature & Arts Communication and Humanities The Guadalajara International Book Fair (FIL) is considered the largest meeting of the Spanish-speaking publishing world and the most important literary fair in the world along with that of Frankfurt (Germany). The Hay Festival of Literature & Arts has become one of the most important cultural competitions, having exported its formula from the small Welsh town of Hay-on-Wye to cities in different countries in Europe and America.
  • Dani Rodrik Social Sciences Considered one of the world’s leading experts in political economy, throughout his career he has published more than twenty books, monographs and numerous articles on economic growth and analysis, development and politics, as well as having lectured at prestigious universities and institutions worldwide.
  • Carlos Sainz Cenamor Sports Several times world champion, Carlos Sainz is considered one of the top rally drivers on the international scene. He also became the first Spaniard to win the Dakar Rally in the cars class in 2010, a feat he repeated in 2018 and 2020. With a career spanning more than three decades among the motorsport elite, Sainz marked an era by becoming the first non-Nordic driver to win the Rally Finland.
  • Anne Carson Literature A specialist in classical culture and languages and in comparative literature, anthropology, history and advertising, in the opinion of critics Carson is one of the most exquisite and erudite writers of contemporary literature, as well as the author of a hypnotic body of work, in which she fuses styles, references and forms, creating a hybrid of Greco-Latin, medieval and contemporary poetics.
  • Yves Meyer, Ingrid Daubechies, Terence Tao and Emmanuel Candès Technical & Scientific Research Yves Meyer (French), Ingrid Daubechies (Belgian and American), Terence Tao (Australian and American), and Emmanuel Candès (French) have made immeasurable, ground-breaking contributions to modern theories and techniques of mathematical data and signal processing.
  • Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance International Cooperation Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, is an international consortium made up of various public and private entities whose main objective is to facilitate access to vaccines against infectious diseases in the least developed countries.

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