Javier Cercas has won the 2019 Planet Award with the novel Terra Alta, Y Manuel Vilas has been a finalist with Joy. The literary dinner that proclaimed the winners was held last night at the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya and was chaired by the President of the Congress of Deputies, Meritxell Batet, by the Vice President of the Government, Carmen Calvo, and by the President of the Group Planet, José Creuheras.
In the evening almost a hundred writers from the different publishers of the Group gathered, as well as a large representation of other personalities from the cultural, business, political and social, film and television fields, both from Barcelona and the rest of Spain .
The Jury of this edition has been integrated by Alberto Blecua, Fernando Delgado, Juan Eslava Galán, Pere Gimferrer, Carmen Posadas, Rosa Regàs and Belén López.
This sixty-eighth edition once again confirmed the great interest that this award awakens in the world of letters beyond our borders: 564 originals from various parts of the world were received.
The Novel Planet Prize has an endowment of 601,000 euros for the winning work and 150,250 for the finalist.
The ruling of the Planeta Prize could be followed live on the Internet from www.premioplaneta.es, and through Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using the tag #Planeta2019 Award.