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Juan Mayorga, new academic of the Language

The dramatist and theater director is one of the Spanish authors with the greatest international impact

The dramatist and theater director Juan Mayorga (Madrid, 1965) has been elected academic of the Language to occupy the "M" chair, vacant since the death of Carlos Bousoño, on October 24, 2015.

"I'm happier than some castanets," the author told the news agency Efe, after knowing the decision of the jury. "As they say in Latin America, I'm jumping on one leg," said a smiling Mayorga. Enter the RAE, he assured, with "joy, enthusiasm, humility and desire to work": "Having as I have passion for words I will meet there with people who know more than me and with that same passion," predicts.

As established by the statutes and regulations of the RAE, the new academic will soon have to read his speech to enter the corporation to take possession of his place.

From the Max Awards we congratulate Juan Mayorga publicly for this, without doubt, deserved recognition.

Author of international repercussion

Juan Mayorga (Madrid, 1965) is one of the Spanish authors with the greatest international impact. His work has been translated into almost thirty languages; among others Arabic, Korean, Chinese, Turkish and Ukrainian.

Letters of love to Stalin, Night animals, Last words of Snowflake, Hamelin, The boy in the last row, The tongue in pieces or The cartographer are some of his most recognized works as an author; although he has written versions of texts of Lope de Vega, Shakespeare, Dostoevsky, Ibsen, Chekhov, Calderon de la Barca or Kafka.

You have received the National Theater Awards (2007) and Dramatic Literature (2013), Valle-Inclán, and obtained the Max to the best author (2006, 2008 and 2009) and Max to the best adaptation (2008 and 2013), among other awards.

Congratulations, Juan!

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