SM and the Jordi Sierra i Fabra Foundation they have presented ‘The impostors’, written by Cesar Carrasco Garcia, from Totana (Murcia), who received this June 17 the XVI Jordi Sierra i Fabra Award for Young People in his old educational center, the IES Juan de la Cierva y Codorníu de Totana (Murcia).

The well-known writer Jordi Sierra i Fabra was present at the face-to-face and virtual press conference; the editorial coordinator of SM Children’s and Youth Literature, Berta Márquez; the editor of the winning book, Alejandra González; this year’s winner, César Carrasco García, as well as the winner of the previous edition, Sofía Nayeli Bazán.

“16 years of Jordi Sierra i Fabra Awards, 16 years helping young creators and giving them their first opportunity, more than 50 books published between winners and finalists. Believing is power“, has affirmed Jordi Sierra i Fabra.

César Carrasco wrote the winning novel in the hardest time of confinement last spring. And he had already started writing another story to run next year in case he was out of luck. This 17-year-old has acknowledged that it has been “a very beautiful and enriching experience”, while ensuring that “is learning a lot about the writing process and everything that goes into a book from writing to publication“.

‘The impostors’ tells the story of two brothers who get lost in a forest in some remote part of the United States and are picked up by a man who takes them home. There they meet the son of the couple, a very strange boy, who believes that his parents are impostors. The novel thus becomes a shocking horror story that takes place in a week and that the jury has described as “risky, capable of catching from the beginning, with an unexpected ending and a suggestive narrative”.

This young man from Murcia came up with the plot by watching a series in which a mother poisons her daughter and also used the influences of Stephen King, taking ‘The Shining’ as a reference. The surprising ending reveals that it was clear to him before starting to write the story.

César Carrasco makes an interesting reflection on mental illnesses. Some of the psychological disorders described are great unknown, and the author presents them to us, opening a new world to readers. A new world treated from a mysterious point of view that makes us doubt everything and everyone, but that achieves its goal: to mislead us and keep us hooked on reading from beginning to end “, Alejandra González, editor of ‘Los impostores’ has highlighted.

The winner of the XVI Jordi Sierra i Fabra Prize wants to be a language teacher and continue writing, although he confesses that one of his dreams, after publishing his first book, already obtained, is to write a good film script.

By Editor

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