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French writer Emmanuel Carrere wins top Spanish literature prize

By AFP
June 10, 2021

Madrid: Celebrated French writer Emmanuel Carrere was awarded Spain’s prestigious Princess of Asturias prize for literature on Wednesday, one of the most important awards in the Spanish-speaking world.

Carrere, a leading exponent of "autofiction" where writers fictionalise their own lives, is known for a string of books including "L’adversaire" (The Adversary, 2000), "Un Roman Russe" (My Life as a Russian Novel, 2007) and his new hit memoir "Yoga".

In awarding the prize, the jury hailed the 63-year-old Parisian screenwriter and director for his "highly personal work that opens up a new space for expression that blurs the boundaries between reality and fiction".