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CERVANTES PRIZE

SERGIO PITOL RECEIVES THE CERVANTES PRIZE BY HIS "REFLECTIONS ON THE ART TO WRITE”

The King of Spain gave the last Friday to Sergio Pitol the Cervantes Prize by his "reflections on the art to write".

SPANISH PUBLISHERS EMPHASIZE INTERNET

The I National Congress of Reading, celebrated last week in Cáceres close with a clear idea by the publishers. It is necessary to adapt themselves to the times: the new readers and the new readings. "Both symbols of the new times are the remote control and Google", affirmed Emiliano Martinez, president of the Federation of Unions of Publishers and of the Santillana Group. Next autumn will appear in Internet a new webpage with the objective to make more accessible more than 300,000 titles in Spanish publishers catalogues.

IV CONGRESS THE INTERNATIONAL OF THE SPANISH LANGUAGE

IV the Congress the International of the Spanish Language will take place in Cartagena de Indias (Colombia) the next month of March of 2007 under the title the Presente y futuro de la lengua española: unidad en la diversidad. This congress continues the line of celebration initiated in Zacatecas (Mexico, 1997), Valladolid (Spain, 2001) and Rosario (Argentina, 2004).

Controversy with 130 letters of Unamuno in auction

The University of Salamanca in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture will try to avoid the sale of 130 letters of Unamuno from exile in public auction. The initial price from which the auction starts with 132,000 euros. The lot to epistolary includes writings directed to his family during the stage of exile in Tenerife, Paris and Hendaya, to friends and other people at different times.

EDUARDO LAGO, WINNER THE NADAL PRIZE

Eduardo Lago has won the Nadal Prize of the 2006 with his novel Llámame Brooklyn. Lago has been residing in New York for 18 years and is professor of Spanish Literature in the New York university Farah Lawrence and collaborates in the supplement of El País Babelia.