Barcelona“What do you play that we give to the Planeta Award? In this way, Jorge Díaz explains the spontaneity that the three co-authors of The beast, that yesterday evening they took home the millions of euros of the world’s most prestigious literary prize. The surprise was threefold, because not only was the winner a pseudonym for the first time in seventy years in the history of the award, but behind the name Carmen Mola there were also three scriptwriters and men: Jorge Díaz, Antonio Mercero and Agustín Martínez, who has already published in Alfaguara a best-selling black novel trilogy. Why they used a pseudonym when they published in 2018 The gypsy bride? “Everything is planned much less than it seems,” says Martínez. “Aside from the fact that our three names would have occupied the entire cover, that seemed strange to us. Mola!” It’s so silly and easy. We thought we avoided tours and press conferences. “This goal is now being forgotten during the extensive tour to promote the Planeta Prize, which will hit bookshops on November 4th with a circulation of 210,000 copies. The final work, the love triangle in the Second World War in Germany Last days in Berlin, by Paloma Sánchez-Garnica, will have a print run of 90,000 copies.
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