Spanish novelist Antonio Muñoz Molina wins Asturias Prize!

Spanish novelist Antonio Muñoz Molina was named as this year’s recipient of Spain’s Prince of Asturias Award for Literature, beating out Luis Goytisolo,  John Banville and Haruki Murakami.

The writer and former director of the Cervantes Institute in New York was honored for “the depth and brilliance with which he has narrated relevant fragments of his country’s history, crucial episodes of the contemporary world and meaningful aspects of his personal experience,” the jury said.