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European Book Prize 2013 awarded to Barcelona’s Eduardo Mendoza

eduardo mendoza - copy elena blancoBarcelona (ACN).- Catalan writer Eduardo Mendoza was proclaimed winner of the European Book Prize 2013 in the novel category for An Englishman in Madrid (Riña de gatos, Madrid 1936).

Mendoza rose to fame in the late 1970s and the 1980s by publishing several books on his home-town, Barcelona.

The most famous of these novels, The City of Marvels (La ciudad de los prodigios, from1986) forever bound the writer to the Catalan capital in readers’ minds. That book delved into the significant urban and social evolution of Barcelona between the Universal Expositions of 1888 and 1929…

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