By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson
Winner, 2017 Ribera del DueroMexican author Antonio Ortuño has won the 2017 Ribera del Duero Prize in a field that began with more than 850 entries from 36 countries.
The prize, for the six stories that form his La vaga ambición, is to be published at the end of May and is awarded to a Spanish-language author every other year, carries a purse of €50,000 (US$54,376) and includes among former winners Samantha Schweblin, Guadalupe Nettel, Marcos Giralt Torrente and Javier Sáez de Ibarra.
Berlin-based Michael Gaeb Literary’s Andrea Vogel tells us that rights to Ortuño’s books have been sold into:
- Croatia: Fraktura
- France: Bourgois
- Germany: Kunstmann
- Italy: Neri Pozza, SUR
- Mexico: Penguin Random House, Hotel de las letras/Oceano, Tusquets
- Romania: IBU
- Spain: Páginas de Espuma
His titles published to date are:
- Ars Cadáver (2006)
- El buscador de cabezas (2006)
- El jardín japonés (2006)
- Recursos humanos (2007)
- La Señora Roja (2010)
- Ánima (2011)
- La fila india (2013)
- Méjico (2015)
- Agua Corriente (2016)
- La vaga ambición (2017
Ortuño is a journalist as well as novelist and previously has been named “Writer of the Year” in 2011 by GQ as well as being included in the Mexican Anthology20 sponsored by the British Council, the Hay Festival, and the Mexican secretariat of culture.