Congratulations, Luis Noriega!
Colombian author Luis Noriega has been finalist of the National Novel Award 2016 given by Colombian Culture Ministry, for his novel MEDIOCRISTÁN IS A PEACEFUL COUNTRY.
The award has gone to Octavio Escobar, and wants to recognize Colombian literary creation of the last two years. Together with Noriega, the rest of the finalists are Juan Gabriel Vásquez, Héctor Abad Faciolince and Santiago Gamboa.
Besides of this, Noriegas acclaimed volume of short stories REASONS TO DISTRUSTS THEIR NEIGHBOURS aims for the Premio Hispanoamericano de cuento Gabriel García Márquez 2016 as finalist together with Gonzalo Calzedo (España), Tomás Downey (Argentina), Eduardo Halfon (Guatemala), Samanta Schweblin (Argentina).
We will have to wait until October 31st. to know the name of the winner.