The 2016 Dashiell Hammett Prize – awarded each year by the International Crime Fiction Festival, la Semana Negra de Gijón- has been bestowed to the novel Subsuelo by the Argentine writer Marcelo Luján.
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Marcelo Luján (Buenos Aires, 1973). His published works -novels, books of tales and collections of stories- include Flores para Irene (2004), En algún cielo (2007), El desvío (2007), La mala espera (2009), Arder en el invierno (2010), Moravia (2012), Pequeños pies ingleses (2013), Subsuelo (2015), and one dozen tales appearing in anthologies in several countries. A part of his oeuvre has been selected for public campaigns to promote reading, the love of reading, and has been translated into many other languages. His work has been recognised all over Spain where he has received the following prizes: Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Ciudad de Alcalá de Henares for Narrative, Kutxa Ciudad de San Sebastián for Tales in Castilian, and Ciudad de Getafe for Crime Novels. Moreover, he has also been awarded the Second Mention of the prestigious Argentinian Clarín Prize for Novels in 2005. (source: Marcelo Lujan Website)