National Narrative Prize to Marilar Jiménez-Aleixandre

The writer and teacher Marilar Jiménez-Aleixandre has been awarded the National Fiction Prize by the Ministry of Culture for “As malas mulleres”, a historical novel about women’s prisons in the 20th century.

The writer, who has developed her work in Galician, stands out, according to the jury, for her “resilience, emancipation of the human being, sorority and commitment to others”. The jury highlights her book for its “original hybrid structure that makes it a unique historical novel”.

Professor Marilar Aleixandre, author of the novel “As malas mulleres”.