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A total of 162 works are eligible for the L'H Confidencial 2022 crime novel award

  • The award is endowed with 12,000 euros and convened by the City Council of L'Hospitalet de Llobregat and Roca Editorial

A total of 162 original works opt for the 16th edition of the Black Novel Award L'H Confidencial, endowed with 12,000 euros and convened by the City Council of L'Hospitalet de Llobregat (Barcelonès) and Roca Editorial.

The award, open to writers of any nationality residing in Spain, has increased the number of participating women, with a total of 27, and has received 150 works written in Spanish and 12 in Catalan, as reported this Thursday, February 3, by the consistory in a statement.

In terms of origin, the most represented community is Catalonia, with 52 works -five of them from L'Hospitalet-, followed by Madrid, with 29, the Valencian Community, with 23, and Andalusia, with 21.

Last year, the jury for the Black Novel Award L'H Confidencial decided decl plow desert the award corresponding to the year 2021, since he considered that “none of the finalist originals reaches the necessary literary value for a prize of these characteristics”.

Publication of the winning work

The winner of the prize, which is promoted by the La Bòbila Library

de L'Hospitalet, a pioneer in Spain in the formation and maintenance of a special fund for noir and crime fiction, will be announced during the month of May and, in addition to the 12,000 euros, will receive the publication of his work in the Roca Criminal collection .

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The jury will be made up of the Councilor for Culture of L'Hospitalet, the head of Libraries of L'Hospitalet, a representative of Roca Editorial, the director of the Biblioteca la Bòbila, three specialists in crime novels and two readers from the crime novel reading club selected by the library.

Plus news from L'Hospitalet in the local edition of EL PERIÓDICO

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