Editorial Standard With the recommendation of the jury meeting on Thursday, July 7, he was awarded the National Award for the Best Cultural Editorial Work corresponding to the year 2022.
The jury highlighted “remarkable and long-lasting cultural and social impact This has had a positive impact on the entire value chain of the publisher’s book”. He also recommended Norma Editorial in the comics and graphic novel segment “to promote Spanish and Catalan creation”.
The resolution states, “It has a significant history and international presence, particularly in Latin America. Its work to promote reading among the youngest public stands out, making it the first comics publisher to receive this recognition.”
The aim of the award is to distinguish the editorial work of a natural or legal person who stands out for their work. outstanding and innovative contribution to Spanish cultural life. It has an honorary character and therefore lacks financial endowment.
was founded in 1977 in Barcelona. Raphael Martinezis one of the Spanish publishers that has contributed the most to the projection of comic and illustration culture in Spain and Latin America in recent years, and is a point of reference for several generations of writers and readers. It is also a reference in the manga publication.
At the national level, Norma Editorial has published authors such as: Miguelanxo Prado, Luis Royo, Conrad Roset, Sergio Mora, Daniel Torres, Victoria Frances, Ana Miralles, Juanjo Guarnido, Juan Díaz Canales and Josep María Martín Saurí, among others. With the publication of collaborative books such as Barcelona TM, Revolution Complex and Valentia, Norma Editorial has established itself as a platform for a new generation of internationally influential writers such as Jordi Lafebre, Josep Homs, Claudio Stassi, Joan Marín and others. .
Norma Editorial has maintained a strong international presence since its inception, participating in the main international fairs of the Comics industry since its inception and participating in some of them without interruption over the last four decades, thus becoming one of the Spanish publishers. world recognition. Founding member of Ficomic, organizer of the Barcelona International Comics Fair and Manga Fair, and all its editions, as well as the recently established Comics Industry.
This Award was first awarded to broadcasters in 1994. tusquets Y anagram. In the following years, the publishing houses Hiperión, Alianza, Gredos, Cátedra, Pre-Textos, Castalia, Visor, Trotta, Biblioteca Nueva, Valdemar, El Acantilado and Quaderns Crema (in the person of Jaume Vallcorba), Renacimiento, Siruela, Sígueme were awarded. , Galaxy/Círculo de Lectores, Criticism, The Seven Editorials of the Context Project, Gadir, Marcial Pons, Alba, Akal, Salamandra, Libros del Zorro Rojo, Kalandraka, Turner, Trea, Antonio Machado Libros, Kairós, Austral, Media Vaca, Pages of Espuma, Árdora Ediciones and Editorial Alfaguara.