The 2015 Minotauro Award Winner – Ricardo Manzanaro (Spain)



    Elio Quiroga won the 2015 Minotauro Award for “Los que sueñan” (Dreamers), a science-fiction novel, that will be on sale in Spain from October 6th.

    According to the jury, “Los que sueñan” shows SF genre international success, and it´s a story about a present dilemma, that astonishes steadily the reader.

    Elio Quiroga, born in Las Palmas  (Gran Canaria, Spain), is a writer, film director and screenwriter, who has published three novels. Also he has directed four horror and fantastic films: “Fotos”/Pictures (Sitges Terror Films Festival Award for screenplay and Jury Special Award), “La hora fría” (The Cold Hour), “No-do” and “The Mistery of King of Kinema”.

    The current year is the 12th Minotauro Award edition, a literary award (founded in 2004 in Spain) for the best unpublished SF, fantasy and horror novel, which is granted by Minotauro Publishing House, with a value of 6.000 euros. The Award Ceremony will take place during 48th Sitges Fantastic Cinema International Festival.

    The jury was composed by Adrián Guerra, film producer; Carlos Molinero, winner of the ninth edition of Minotauro Prize; Ángel Sala, director of the Fantastic Film Festival Sitges; Marcela Serras, editorial director of the Minotaur, and the writer Javier Sierra.

    Elio Quiroga published several books, such as “Mar de Hombres” (Sea of Men), “Ática“, “El Ángel del Yermo” (The Angel of the Wilderness), and “La Materia de los Sueños” (The Stuff of Dreams), which was awarded the second prize at Premio Everis de Ensayo 2003.

    In 2012 he published his first novel, “El Despertar” (The Awakening), published by Timun Mas Press, which will follow “Los Códices del Apocalipsis” (The Codex of the Apocalypse (Tyrannosaurus Books) and “Idyll” (Dolmen Editorial).

    Ricardo Manzanaro

     Ricardo Manzanaro Arana, a medical doctor and an university professor, is the President of the TerBi Asociación Vasca de CF Fantasía y Terror (TerBi Basque Association of Fantasy & Horror) from Bilbao, Spain. Ricardo has published over forty stories in various media and he’s a contributor to EUROPA SF and Amazing Stories.


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