Madrid:Frontera, by David Llorente, winner of the Dashiel Hammett prize 2017
David Llorente (Madrid, 1972) has won the Dashiell Hammett Prize, awarded during the Semana Negra de Gijón, for his novel Madrid:Frontera (Alrevés). Madrid:Frontera is a disturbing dystopia, a condemning cry for the misery that consumes our present-day society, a disquieting novel that is radical in its approach.
The judges note that the winning novel stood out for “its originality and stylistic audacity, as well as its capacity to use literature as a tool for criticism and interpretation of reality.” Llorente succeeds Marcelo Luján, Carlos Zanóno, and Alexis Ravelo with his win.
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· Llorente, David