Journalist Luis García-Rey wins the Primavera Prize for 'Loor', a 'thriller' set in Madrid | Culture | EUROtoday

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The work A veil, by the Galician Luis García-Rey, gained the Primavera Novel Prize this Friday. It's a couple of thriller up to date set in Madrid “splendidly plotted” and with an “atypical couple of protagonists involved in a plot in which very current controversial issues are highlighted.” This is how the jury of the twenty-eighth version of this award, gained by the 43-year-old from Vigo, valued it this Friday, which has a prize of 100,000 euros and which implies that the novel will probably be revealed completely by the Espasa publishing home. In this 2024 version, a complete of 1,361 authentic texts have been obtained. Spain, which contributes 733 novels, heads the checklist of individuals, adopted by Argentina and Colombia, with 189 and 90 originals, respectively.

“Axel, I think I killed someone.” The story begins with that enigmatic WhatsApp message that police inspector Loor Galvan sends to her companion Axel Nash. Loor ended up drunk and bare in an OnlyFans star's mattress final evening, and he or she awoke coated in blood and hugging her battered corpse. Of course, she doesn't keep in mind something. At the identical time, a maniac warns Axel, whereas he’s stay on TV, of the looks of one other corpse within the lake of the Casa de Campo in Madrid. Commissioner Jorge Ortiz, pressured by the higher echelons of town authorities, will probably be compelled to assign the case to his greatest man, Axel Nash. The sufferer is a rock star and leads probably the most profitable bands on the nationwide music scene.

Thus, García Rey – who has developed his profession as a tv sports activities journalist – poses questions comparable to: will Loor be capable of resolve two crimes on the identical time? Is Loor a assassin? The Galician is without doubt one of the presenters of the weekend tv program Uncheck of Telecinco, after spending a decade on the head of 4 sports activities. In the identical approach it offers voice to Party from COPE, on the radio, at evening. He additionally directed the grasp's diploma in Sports Journalism on the Villa-nueva University.

He launched into literature with Axel, his first novel, revealed in 2023. “I feel such a mixture of emotion, surprise, pride and happiness for winning this award that I already notice that I am going to be unbearable for a few days, maybe weeks. I never imagined that Axel and Loor could give me so many good things,” says the writer in a press launch launched by the award group.

The Primavera Novel Prize has been awarded since 1997, with Rosa Montero as the primary winner. It is organized by the Espasa publishing home and Ámbito Cultural of El Corte Inglés, with the goal of “supporting literary creation and contributing to the maximum dissemination of the novel as a form of artistic expression of our time.” This yr the jury, made up of 5 personalities from literature in Spanish, was chaired by the RAE tutorial, Carmen Riea. The final winners have been Elvira Roca Barea (for The witches and the inquisitor), Vicente Valles (Kazan Operation) y Pedro Simon (The ungrateful).

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