II Premi Mediterrani
Albert Camus 2020


The Premi Mediterrani Albert Camus is awarded every two years between each celebration of the Trobades (even years) to pay homage to a person whose work shows contemporary and Mediterranean challenges and recognize the personal journey and work of a contemporary creator or thinker who is a witness to and participant in their time, as was Albert Camus.

The Premi Mediterrani Albert Camus recognizes an important figure, whether one working in the field of reflection or artistic creation; this is done by examining their whole journey, and assessing the impact of their work and person on contemporary Mediterranean societies.

The objectives of the Premi Mediterrani Albert Camus are:

1 | Highlight creators of reflection and culture, which is truly necessary for the building of future which is prosperous and peaceful for all.

2 | Value the effect of Albert Camus’ though and its coherence with his personal journey.

3 | Promote the legacy of Albert Camus as a writer and thinker in other artistic disciplines; explore where they intersect and open doors between all of them.

4 | Promote Sant Lluís and the island of Menorca as a welcoming port for ideas, for internationally-relevant critical debate.

Thus, the Premi Mediterrani Albert Camus recognizes an important figure, whether one working in the field of reflection or artistic creation; this is done by examining their whole journey, and assessing the impact of their work and person on contemporary Mediterranean societies.

The Premi Mediterrani Albert Camus is a unique prize, which is awarded to only one person whose work be related to one of the following disciplines:

Thought | Literature | Journalism | Plastic arts | Visual arts | Music


Members of the jury

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Hoda

Barakat

Beirut, Líbano, 1952. Licenciada en Literatura Francesa por la Universidad de Beirut.
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Anna

Caballé

Hospitalet de Llobregat, España,1954. Escritora, profesora y crítica literaria, se doctoró en la Universidad de Barcelona con La literatura autobiográfica en España (1939-1975).
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José Miguel

G. Cortés

Valencia, España, 1955. Director del Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno (IVAM) desde 2014, se doctoró en Filosofía por la Universidad de Valencia y es profesor de Teoría del Arte en la UPV desde 1991
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Luis

García Montero

Director del Instituto Cervantes, es catedrático de Literatura Española y autor de una amplia obra poética, narrativa y ensayística.

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Anne

Prouteau

Profesora de literatura francesa en la Universidad Católica de l’Ouest en Angers y actualmente presidenta de la Société des Etudes camusiennes participa en la promoción de la obra del escritor.

Finalists for the II Premi Mediterrani
Albert Camus

Literature

Mathias Enard (France,1972). Writer and translator. After studying Arabic and Persian and spending long periods of time in the Middle East, he settled in Barcelona in 2000. He is the author of a dozen novels and has been awarded several prizes, including the Goncourt Prize in 2015.

Elias Khoury (Lebanon, 1948). Writer, playwright and literary critic, he is considered one of the most recognized and innovative writers of Arabic language literature, especially for his use of the Lebanese dialect.


Journalism

Mónica García Prieto (Spain, 1974). Journalist specializing in international issues and conflicts; she is one of the great Spanish reporters. She earned a degree in Information Science and has been a correspondent in Rome, Moscow, Jerusalem, Beirut and Bangkok for more than 20 years.


Multimedia   

Kader Attia (France, 1970). French artist of Algerian origin whose work ranges from sculpture to photography; installations to video. He uses an intercultural and interdisciplinary approach, dealing with various cultures throughout their history, with a focus on colonialism and deprivation and repression, violence and loss, and how they affect the evolution of nations and individuals, in connection with the collective memory.


Music

Abd Al Malik (France, 1975). Rapper and French writer of Congolese origin and a declared admirer of Albert Camus. His entire career demonstrates the defence of a tolerant society, of inclusion in a diverse Europe and of education as a foundation for respect between different nationalities or religions.

Silvia Pérez Cruz (Spain, 1983). A professional musician, she engages in several artistic disciplines such as theatre, dance and performance, stemming from deep emotion and sensibility, and highlighting her eclectic style in which she combines Mediterranean, Iberian and international folkloric influences with contemporary pop music.


Thought       

Edgar Morin (France, 1921). Philosopher and sociologist, politically committed from the beginning, he joined the French Resistance in 1941 and took part in the liberation of Paris. Known for his profoundly humanistic thought, he developed several concepts at the core of all his work, such as “transdisciplinarity” and “complex thought”. He is the author of essential books in 21st Century thought.


Visual arts

Letizia Battaglia (Italy, 1935). Photographer with close to a half-century’s experience who approaches her craft as a powerful testimony against the injustices and violence of her environment, which becomes a universal statement.