The Mexican writer Miguel Tapia has received the I Estepona Book Prize, which he was awarded in July for his work ‘Tumbas de Agua’.
This literary contest, organized by Estepona Council and the Manuel Alcántara Foundation, with the collaboration of the Pre-Textos Publishing House, has a prize of 25,000 euros.
The award ceremony took place during an event held in the Council chambers in the Palacio de Congresos, which was attended by the Mayor, José María García Urbano, and the President of the Manuel Alcántara Foundation, Antonio Pedraza. This was followed by a discussion between the author and the poet and writer Alejandro Simón Partal.
The novel, published by the publishing house Pre-Textos, tells the story of Joaquín, Joaco, a young pool cleaner of humble origins in a city in northwestern Mexico, a region where drug trafficking has dominated for decades. Joaquín, who tries to remain honest in a rotten environment, will cross the limits that he had managed to impose and question his own value system.
The Ciudad de Estepona Book Prize aims to support and stimulate literary creation, and is considered one of the most widely projected awards in the whole of Spain.