Benjamin Labatut, Simón Soto and Rosabetty Muñoz among the winners of the Municipal Prize of Santiago

Benjamin Labatut, Simón Soto and Rosabetty Muñoz are among the winners of the Municipal Prize for Literature of Santiago, as reported on Friday by the Municipality of Santiago.
Labatut prevailed in the novel genre with “Un verdor terrible” (Anagrama), Soto in stories with “La sangre y los cuchillos” (Planeta) and Muñoz in poetry with “Técnicas para cegar a los peces” (Editorial UV).
In essay he won “Andrés Bello: libertad, imperio, estilo” (Editorial Roneo), by Joaquín Trujillo, while in journalistic genres the winner was “Un dios portable” (Planet), by Juan Pablo Meneses.
In the edition, the winning work was “La Unidad Popular y la Revolución en Chile” (Lom), by Mario Garcés, and in a referential genre, “La revolución a dedo” (Random House), by Cynthia Rimsky.
Finally, in the genre of youth literature he won “Casa propia” (Hueders), by Ernesto Garrat, and in children’s literature, “Beso de buenas noches” (Claraboya), by Andrés Kalawski and Joaquín Cociña.
The Municipal Literature Awards have been established by the Municipality of Santiago with the aim of supporting literary creation and highlighting the books that nourish our imagination. We congratulate the winners of this call and invite them to continue creating and disseminating books and reading until the next call.
The Municipal Literature Prize of Santiago in its 81st had a double call where books published between January 1, 2019 and December 30, 2020 applied.
The Jury of the Municipal Literature Prize 2020-2021 was chaired by the outstanding novelist, short story writer and essayist Carlos Franz, who acted together with a jury composed, on an equal basis, of 18 academics, writers, critics and specialists who had the task of evaluating the 613 titles postulated in the genres: Novel, Short Story, Poetry, Edition, Referential, Journalistic research, essay, youth literature and children’s literature.

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