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The Museo de la Palabra aspires to speak before United Nations

No wonder, since the second edition of the International Prize for fiction in organized by the Museum of the Word , which depends on the Foundation? Cesar Serrano Egido, has had 14,253 participants from 89 different countries. This is double nationalities compared to last year and proof, in the words of its director, Alfonso Fernández Burgos, that "the initiative was born as a host of good intentions, and whose motto is' The word is the link the humanidad'-consolidated daily. "
The winning prize of $ 10,000 for best narrative formed less than one hundred words, Pastor was the Valencian Rosa Carballo, with text 'soup', which he read during the ceremony excited . They were also given three second prize for the best micro-stories in English, Arabic and Hebrew, which received, respectively, the Croatian writer Sonja Smolec (with text 'Night Howl'), Egyptian Samir Awwad Eid Sharif ('A man more on a bike ') and the Israeli Roi Daya (' One, two, three, four and five '). They all attended the ceremony.
The event was attended by numerous representatives from institutions, but probably the most important role was to Caesar himself Egido Serrano, founder of the Museum of the Word and an initiative, the International Prize for fiction in , which yesterday stood at Quero "in the spotlight around the world" because of the large number of participants of different nationalities. Excited, Egido Serrano explained that "the argument of this contest is simple: we believe in the word as a way to fix the world." He thanked his support to the representatives of the Community Board and the diplomats from nearly fifteen countries attended the ceremony.
Quero Mayor, Francisco Sastre, stated publicly that made the founding honor to the municipality, which is the main ambassador along with their membership of the Route of Don Quixote, and said that "in Spain needs a time like this people like Cesar Egido. "
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