Catalonian writer Cristina Fernandez Cubas was awarded the National Narrative Prize for her work 'Granny's Room' (La Habitación de la Nona) by the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports. The author will receive 20,000 euros.
After former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez Kirchner ran a country on narrative and narrative alone, a namesake of hers (and a graduated lawyer) was awarded a prestigious literature prize for actually writing five short stories that reflect the mastery of the writer by mixing the everyday and the fantastic.
The award is granted by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, at the proposal of the Jury, to distinguish a work of a Spanish author written in any of the country's official languages and published in Spain during 2015.
Fernandez Cubas has stated that the award is a recognition to all storytellers who are treated as second class authors in Spain while in Latin America the short story is held high in a place of honor.
The five stories in the award-winning book have a corridor that causes them to communicate with each other to form a whole, said the authors, who has degrees in law and journalism from the University of Barcelona.