EFE/Huelva reports for Pagina Siete:
The jury, composed by Juan Villa, Hipólito González and Francisco Silvera, has highlighted in this story “its high literary quality based on a great metaphorical capacity, a brilliant and complex narrative structure and on the verisimilitude of its plot lines”, reported today the Diputación in a statement.
Last year this award was also for a Latin American, the Cuban Alberto Guerra with the story “The Silent Film Pianist.”
Urquiola was born on November 1, 1986 in La Paz and is the author of the novels “Lluvia de piedra” (Honorable Mention National Novel Prize), “El sonido de la muralla” (Prize Marcelo Quiroga Santa Cruz, 2014, Inter-American Prize) Carlos Montemayor, 2016) and “Reconstrucción” (Prize Marcelo Quiroga Santa Cruz, 2018).
He has also written the story books “Eva y los mirjos” (2008) and “La memoria invertebrada” (2016); the plays “The blockade”, “The return” and “The snake”.
Rodrigo Urquiola Flores becomes the first Bolivian writer to win this award, endowed with 6,000 euros and the publication of the work, and the sixth Latin American to achieve it, after two Mexicans, two Argentines and one Cuban.