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Acantilado, a literary label based in Barcelona in 1999, is the winner of the National Award for the Best Cultural Editorial Work 2024, as reported this Thursday by the Ministry of Culture. The jury's determination, chaired by the overall director of Books, Comics and Reading of the Culture portfolio, María José Gálvez, justified its determination within the “impeccable work in which the excellence of the catalog stands out with a careful selection of titles, “the editing of the texts, the high quality of the translations, as well as for their work in recovering essential classics.” The recognition, which has been awarded since 1994, awards the winner with 30,000 euros.

The publishing house, with more than 1,000 titles published, has edited classic and contemporary authors such as Stefan Zweig, Joseph Roth, GK Chesterton, Natalia Ginzburg, Georges Simenon and Imre Kertész, to name a few. He carries out an eclectic catalog that includes essays, narratives, poetry, biography or diaries and letters. A variety that the jury has highlighted for “the importance of publishing works of thought and historical and cultural essays as a democratic essence, in addition to its social and solidarity commitment that has earned it the respect, admiration and recognition of the book ecosystem.” Among the publisher's collections are El Acantilado, Acantilado Bolsillo, Cuadernos del Acantilado and Narrativa del Acantilado.

One of his latest releases was the correspondence between the French Nobel Prize winner for Literature Romain Rolland and his Austrian disciple Stefan Zweig between 1910 and 1918, where they repudiate the Great War and search for its origins. The historical essay is also recent From one world to another world, by the Argentine Mario Satz, which reinforces Acantilado's commitment to “strengthening cultural ties with Latin America,” as highlighted by the jury.

The National Prize for the Best Cultural Publishing Work is aimed toward “the entire editorial work of a natural person or legal entity that has stood out for its outstanding and innovative contribution to Spanish cultural life”. It was first awarded in 1994 to the publishing homes Tusquets and Anagrama. In subsequent years, traditional publishing homes in Spain have been awarded prizes, corresponding to Hiperión, Alianza, Gredos, Cátedra, Pre-Textos, Castalia, Visor, Trotta, Biblioteca Nueva, Valdemar, Quaderns Crema (within the individual of Jaume Vallcorba), Renacimiento, Siruela, Sígueme, Galaxia/Círculo de Lectores, Crítica or the Seven Publishing Houses of the Context Project.

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