Artistic achievements in Altea

The winners of the VIII Altea Literature and Research Awards Altea Council, X

On March 23, the VIII Altea Literature and Research Awards announced the winners of this edition´s outstanding authors.

At least 220 people attended the literary dinner held at the Palau Altea, with 136 works submitted for this year´s contest. 83 were for novel and creative prose, and 43 for children’s literature.

With these figures, Altea´s competition establishes itself as one of the most attended in contemporary Valencian literature. 

The Mayor, Diego Zaragoza, expressed his pride in the town’s artistic success: “The City Council gives €3,000 to the award for Children’s and Youth Literature and Caixaltea awards €5,000 to the prose.

The Chair of the University of Alicante, Joan Borja, stated: “Altea stands as the very worthy capital of contemporary Valencian literature.”

The winner in Children’s and Youth Literature is Calara Ribatallada i Torello.

The winner in prose is Joan-Lluis Monjo.

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Anna Akopyan

Originally from Moscow, with Russian and Armenian origins, Anna has lived in Costa Blanca for over ten years. She is passionate about singing, acting and traveling.