Saturday, May 28, 2011

Santiago Roncagliolo Wins The Independent Foreign Fiction Prize

The Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2011 has been awarded to Peruvian author Santiago Roncagliolo for his third novel, Red April (Atlantic Books). Roncagliolo beat off competition from a strong shortlist including Nobel Prize-winning Turkish author Orhan Pamuk and former Independent Foreign Fiction Prize winner, Norwegian Per Petterson, to win the Prize.

At 36, Roncagliolo is the youngest-ever author to take the prize.The announcement marks the first time a Peruvian writer has claimed the awardHis American translator, Edith Grossman, shares the £10,000 prize money

Press release

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