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Princess of Asturias Awards


The jury meeting for the 2020 Princess of Asturias Award for Literature

28 nominations encompassing 17 different nationalities are in the running for this Award, the sixth of eight international awards that are bestowed each year by the Princess of Asturias Foundation, which are now in their 40th edition


The meeting of the Jury responsible for awarding the 2020 Princess of Asturias Award for Literature, the sixth of eight international awards that will be bestowed by the Princess of Asturias Foundation, will be held on 18th June. The awards will be bestowed this year for the 40th time in their history. Twenty-eight nominations encompassing seventeen different nationalities, have been nominated for this award.

As an exceptional measure, the Jury meeting will be held via video conference due to the health emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Jury’s acting secretary will be appointed by the Foundation, as established in the Regulations for the Awards. Furthermore, its chairperson will be the same as in the previous edition so as to facilitate the holding of the meeting, as approved by the institution’s Board of Trustees.

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 symbolizing the accolade, a diploma, an insignia and a cash prize of €50,000.

The Jury’s decision will be announced at the end of the meeting that same Thursday morning/early afternoon via a press release and on the Foundation’s website and social networks. A recording of the reading of the Minutes of the Jury by its chairperson will also be made available to the media via the Virtual Press Room.

Jury composition

The jury will be made up of the following members:

  • Xuan Bello Fernández
  • Anna Caballé Masforroll
  • Gonzalo Celorio Blasco
  • José Luis García Delgado
  • Jordi Gracia García
  • Lola Larumbe Doral
  • Antonio Lucas Herrero
  • Carmen Millán Grajales
  • Santiago Muñoz Machado (acting president)
  • Rosa Navarro Durán
  • Laura Revuelta Sanjurjo
  • Carmen Riera Guilera
  • Iker Seisdedos García
  • Jaime Siles Ruiz
  • Diana Sorensen
  • Sergio Vila-Sanjuán Robert
  • Fernando Rodríguez Lafuente (acting secretary)

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