Author and former director of RAE Dario Villanueva wins the Francisco Umbral Award for 2021 Book of the Year.Equipped with 12,000 euros for Article ‘Bit Your Tongue’“a very relevant read in these moments of confusion and confusion in society”.
This is how the jury of this award, presented to Villanueva by the Madrid Community Minister of Culture, Tourism and Sports Marta Rivera de la Cruz, and España Suárez, president of the Francisco Umbral Foundation, evaluated the award. and José Luis Álvarez Ustarroz, mayor of Majadahonda.
In the words of the winner for this article, the language “does not belong to the State”, but “if the power adopts this new language and compels the citizens, we too enter the state. censorship floor“.
Likewise, España Suárez, president of the Francisco Umbral Foundation, at the award ceremony of this award, presented on Wednesday, said ‘bite your tongue’ “must have” book because it “constitutes solid literary testimony”.
José Luis Álvarez Ustarroz, mayor of Majadahonda, an award-winning institution with the Francisco Umbral Foundation, thanked the author for writing “an essay”. direct, fun, educational, different, dazzling and delicious Marta Rivera underlined the “extraordinary career” of the award-winning artist, who she described as “a benchmark in Spanish literature”, at the ceremony held at the Royal Post Office in Madrid.
The winning works in previous years were: Manuel Longares (2011), ‘The Head on Fire’, Luis Mateo Díez (2012), ‘On the Shore’, Rafael Chirbes (2013), ‘Four Corners’, ‘Habanero Requiem for Fidel’, JJ Armas Marcelo (2014), ‘Unlearning’, José Manuel Caballero Bonald (2015), ‘Vatan’, Fernando Aramburu (2016)‘Transition’, Santos Juliá (2017), ‘South’, Antonio Soler (2018), ‘Hard times’ Mario Vargas Llosa (2019) and ‘Wonders’ by Elena Medel (2020).