Simon Scarrow wins the International Barcino Historical Novel Prize

The prize will be awarded tomorrow, Thursday 5 November, at the Saló de Cent of Barcelona City Council as part of the third Barcelona Historical Novel festival.

Writer Simon Scarrow is the winner of the third International Barcino Historical Novel Prize, awarded by Barcelona City Council to a historical novelist in recognition of their body of work. The award ceremony, which is part of the third Barcelona Historical Novel festival, will be held tomorrow, Thursday 5 November, at 7 pm at the Saló de Cent of Barcelona City Council.

The jury, comprised of Òscar López, journalist and writer; Care Santos, writer; Toni Soler, journalist and writer; Isabel Rodà, Professor of Archaeology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, and Enric Calpena, organiser of Barcelona Historical Novel and president of the jury, decided “unanimously to award the prize to novelist Simon Scarrow for a well-documented body of work centring on various historical periods ranging from the third century, the Roman Empire, to the twentieth century, the Second World War, as well as the modern age and the fight between Ottomans and Christians”.

Born in Nigeria in 1962, Simon Scarrow lives in Norfolk, United Kingdom. His books have topped the UK sales charts on a number of occasions and are hugely popular in the United States and several European countries.

Author of The Eagle Series, his latest novel to be translated into Spanish is Brothers in Blood (Hermanos de sangre in Spanish, scheduled for publication in November).

Winners of previous editions of the International Historical Novel Prize are Lindsey Davis (2013) and Santiago Posteguillo (2014).

You can find the complete Barcelona Historical Novel at this link.

Publication date: Wednesday, 04 November 2015
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