Barcino prize

Christian Jacq, winner of the Barcino International Historical Novel Prize

From 7 to 11 November, Barcelona will be hosting the 4th Barcelona Historical Novel literary festival. The El Born Cultural and Memorial Centre, the Egyptian Museum and the Hall of Mirrors at the Liceu will be among the venues welcoming authors and readers of this literary genre.

Writer and Egyptologist Christian Jacq has been chosen as winner of the Barcino International Historical Novel Prize.

The prize jury, comprised of journalist Òscar López, novelist Care Santos, arts journalist Anna Pérez Pagès and professor of archaeology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona Isabel Rodà, and chaired by the organiser of Barcelona Historical Novel Enric Calpena, decided unanimously to award him the prize for his body of works centred on recreating the social, cultural and political world of ancient Egypt.

Writer and Egyptologist Christian Jacq (Paris, 1947) is a doctor in Egyptology from the Sorbonne and author of a number of non-fiction history works and numerous novels set in ancient Egypt. He has also won the Académie Française prize, the Jean d´Heurs prize and the Prix des Maisons de la Presse.

Previous winners of the prize are writers Lindsey Davis, Santiago Posteguillo and Simon Scarrow.

Barcelona Historical Novel sets aside a few days in the city's diary devoted to the historical narrative genre; these activities, and many others, led to the UNESCO naming Barcelona as a City of Literature.

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Publication date: Tuesday, 18 October 2016
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