David Llorente, has won the the Dashiell Hammett Black Novel Award with his work "Madrid: Frontera".

The novel tells about the deterioration of the Spanish society caused by the economic crisis. The prize is granted by the International Association of Black Novel Writers.The jury, composed of Juan Bolea, Paco Gómez Escribano, Miguel Barrero and Noemí Sabugal, ......

has valued the "stylistic audacity" of the author to narrate A history that has all the elements of black literature "as a tool of social denunciation".

The writer, born in Madrid in 1973 and living in Prague, portraits the Spanish capital as a city in which the number of beggars and desperate people has increased, as well as the wealth of bankers and politicians.


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