Xesús Fraga is a Galician writer born in London in 1971, although his root is Betanzos. He is also a journalist in the voice of Galicia, editor of the Culture Section since 1996. And today he has won the National Narrative Award (20,000 euros and convened by the Ministry of Culture) by a published Galician novel, virtues (and mysteries), and that the Aragonese Editorial Xordica presented in Spanish. Since 1986, when Alfredo Conde received this same distinction by Xa Vai or Griffon, no Vento, there were four books published in Galician who has achieved the award: the other two, along with Conde, were from Manuel Rivas (1996) and Suso of Toro (2003).
As a writer in Galician language, Fraga has cultivated both the story in the book A-Z, also the novel with Soliman, and the Youth Narration with Reo. He has translated the Galician and Spanish Books by Julian Barnes, Vladimir Nabokov, Jack Kerouac, Anne Fine, Roald Dahl, Edith Nesbit, Sylvia Plath and Robert Macfarlane, among others.
The National Narrative gives this year one more step in rewarding an author who writes in Galician. That he publishes in his tongue. That has not been a commercial reference. And invite you to read it. Something that in recent years, in part of nationals linked to literature, has happened more, and above all, in the poetry award. Since 2009, he did not win a book written in some category in some of the state's co-official languages. On that occasion the prize was for the Basque writer Kirmen Uribe by the novel Bilbao-New York-Bilbao.Updated Date: 15 October 2021, 10:39