Margaret Atwood wins Spanish 'Nobel Prize' 2008
July 03, 2008
Margaret Atwood has won the prestigious Prince of Asturias Prize
for Literature 2008.
This is the most important
literary award in Spain for international authors and is regarded as
the equivalent to the Nobel Prize in the Spanish-speaking world. The
judges recognized Margaret Atwood as "the leading figure in Canadian
literature and one of the most outstanding voices in contemporary
Margaret Atwood commented, "I am thrilled and
honoured to have been awarded this highly important prize. The Prince
of Asturias Awards are not only a great tribute to literature, the
humanities, and the sciences, but also to the universal project of
building a sane, human society."
Margaret Atwood is published by Ediciones B in Spanish and her novels have been translated into thirty-one languages worldwide.