2016 Planeta Prize

Spanish writer Dolores Redondo was awarded yesterday with the 2016 Planeta Prize for her novel Todo esto te dare (All these things I will give You). According to some sources, a detective novel in Agatha Christie’s style.

The Premio Planeta de Novela is a Spanish literary prize, awarded since 1952 by the Spanish publisher Grupo Planeta to an original novel written in Spanish (Castilian). Financially, it is the second most valuable literary award in the world after the Nobel Prize for Literature with the winner receiving €601,000. Since 1974 there has also been an award to the runner up, which now stands at €150,000. (Source Wikipedia)

Dolores Redondo was born in Donostia-San Sebastián in 1969. Her novel The Invisible Guardian, a #1 international bestseller, was shortlisted for the prestigious CWA Dagger Awards. It was also named the “Best Crime Novel of the Year” by La Vanguardia. Redondo studied law and gastronomy before beginning her writing career. She now lives and writes in the Ribera Navarra.

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