Xulio Ricardo Trigo wins the Néstor Luján Prize with his novel ‘L’homenatge’ (The Tribute)
Writer Xulio Ricardo Trigo has just won the 21st Néstor Luján Prize for best historical novel with his book ‘L’homenatge’. The novel takes us to the most intimate corners of Catalan modernism and takes place in Sitges.
It opens on Carles Solé, an art critic, arriving in Sitges in 1932 to meet with Luisa Denís, Santiago Rusiñol´s widow, Julia Peraire, Ramón Casas´s widow, and other Catalan Modernism artists at Santiago Rusiñol´s house. Carles Solé wants to pay a written tribute to all this movement, although in the background there are other reasons that make him to go to this meeting: obsession for revenge.
The jury, who chose Xulio´s novel among fifteen texts, was composed of Tin Luján, Jaume Sobrequés, Vicent Sanchis, Maria Carme Roca and Gloria Gasch. The author has a solid career and has published more than a dozen novels, including Les veus del Liceu and El objetivo del crimen.