The Spanish Hammett Prize


The top award of the Semana Negra (Noir Week) festival in Gijón for best crime novel published originally in Spanish (Castilian) in 2010, the Hammett Prize, went this year to Ricardo Piglia (Argentina) for Blanco Nocturno (Nocturnal Target).

The announcement was made today during the celebration of the XXIV Semana Negra de Gijon festival. My review of Blanco Nocturno is HERE.

You can find my previous post with the finalistsHERE.

Last year winner was Argentine novelist Guillermo Orsi, for his book Ciudad Santa (The Holy City).

For more information visit the Semana Negra website here.

Congratulations to the winners.

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