"In 1994, Mylene Fernández Pintado (Pinar del Rio, 1963) obtained a mention in the contest of stories of the Gazette of Cuba, of the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba, by its first text, Anhedonia, the same that later gave title to the book that won the 1998 David de Cuento Prize.
Much like the United States, the countries of Western Europe have experienced massive immigration in the last three decades. Spain, in particular, has been transformed from an immigrant-exporting country to one receiving hundreds of thousands of new immigrants. Today, almost 13 percent of the country’s population is foreign-born.
“Loriga won this year’s prize for his novel, Rendición, which he entered under the pseudonym Sebastián Verón, the name of a former football player. The author Ray Loriga (Madrid, 1967) is the winner of this year’s Alfagura prize – 2017 marks the twentieth anniversary of the prize – for the novel Victoria (Victory)