PRIZE-GIVING CEREMONY

2019 prize-giving ceremony – Javier Sierra

This year St. Paul’s celebrates its 50th anniversary and the International Literary Prize reaches its 20th edition. We are getting older and our journey is a true reflection of our values.

During these years almost 10,000 stories have passed before the eyes of our readers and juries. We have had the pleasure of bringing joy and happiness to 900 finalists and have presented 190 awards to our fantastic winners.

“Ye shall know them by their fruits”, said Mathew, and our actions are a demonstration of who we are and what we believe. It is not possible to deny the desire to promote the literature between our students and the young people of the world.

Throughout our short history we have had the help of so many people: the teaching staff, the kitchen and maintenance staff, the secretarial and administration staff; the students of the school and their parents; of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation and of our sponsors, among whom the El Corte Inglés certainly stand out as thay have been with us since the first day. And also all the participants who have brought life and emotion to this project.

All the hosts of the prize-giving ceremonies have also shown us their true dedication.  Ana María Matute, Andreu Martín, Mª de la Paz Janer, Pep Guardiola, Juan Villoro, Salah Jamal, Mathew Tree, Asha Miró, Ángela Becerra, Jorge Bucay, Javier Cercas, Baltasar Porcel, Espido Freire, Carme Riera, Paulo Coelho, Màrius Carol, Eduardo Martín de Pozuelo, Care Santos, José Luis Gallego and Javier Sierra.

The immense literary quality of these artists is quite extraordinary!

We are so proud of the work already done and the commitment to continue.

I’m sure that the International Literary Prize St. Paul’s will continue to tell the world about our St. Paul’s.

A TOOL FOR
PROMOTING
LITERATURE AMONGST
OUR OWN STUDENTS
AND AMONGST
OTHERS AROUND THE
WORLD.