Chloe Aridjis and Daniel Saldaña Paris win the 2020 Writer’s Award

Chloe Aridjis and Daniel Saldana Paris

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The British Library and Hay Festival have announced Chloe Aridjis and Daniel Saldaña Paris as the two winners of the 2020 Eccles Centre & Hay Festival Writer’s Award.

Both win £20,000, a year’s writing residency at the British Library and for the first time, a dedicated platform at Hay Festival events worldwide.

Chloe Aridjis receives the Award for her forthcoming English-language novel Reports from the Land of the Bats, which will explore the complex encounters between artistic, anthropological and local interests and is set in Mexico’s southernmost state of Chiapas. 

Daniel Saldaña Paris receives the Award for his proposed novel Principio de mediocridad, a story composed of four first person narrations, each an intense relationship with the history and geography of the city of Cuernavaca, Mexico.

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