Víctor García Tur wins the Mercè Rodoreda short story prize, awarded at the Festival of Catalan Arts
Víctor García Tur, alumnus and teacher of Latest Design Trends in the third year of the Bachelor’s Degree in Design, has won the 21st Mercè Rodoreda short story and narrative prize for The Country of the Blind. The prizes at the Festival of Catalan Arts were presented at the 68th Santa Llúcia’s Eve.
Tur’s work is a reflection on the idea of falsehood and plagiarism, where the author pays “homage to the heritage of authors such as Borges, Kipling and Ursula K. Le Guin”. With The Country of the Blind, Tur says he has gone for a literary karaoke and has sung songs that motivated him from the stories of great authors that he has remade and turned on their heads.