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John Banville Wins Spanish Literary Award

Posted at 7:43AM Thursday 05 Jun 2014

The Man Booker Prize-winning writer John Banville has been awarded Spain's prestigious Prince of Asturias literature award.

Banville beat 23 other contenders to take the €50,000 (around £40,600) prize. Literature is one of eight different fields in which prizes are awarded by the Asturias Foundation each year, rewarding individuals and organisations around the world who make a significant contribution to arts, sports, science and public affairs.


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