Argentine Writer Wins Major Prize in Spain

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Buenos Aires born writer María Cecilia Barbetta won a prize for her first novel, Änderungschneiderei Los Milagros (Tailor Shop of Miracles). According to Revista Ñ, Barbetta lived in Argentina for the first twelve years of her life before moving to Berlin, Germany and beginning to write in German. She won the Aspekte Prize, worth 10,000 Euros, and was praised by the judges for a novel that contained the richness of Latin American fables. Judges also noted that she handled some of the great literary themes with a remarkably sure hand, considering that this is her first novel. The prize will be presented to her on October 16th at the Frankfurt Book Festival.

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