Spain’s Festival Celsius 232 committee revealed the 2021 shortlists for its Premios Kelvin 505 on May 11.
Congratulations to authors including Thomas Olde Heuvelt and Joe Abercrombie whose works in Spanish translation made the finals.
The winners selected by the award juries will be announced on June 29. The trophies are scheduled for presentation at Festival Celsius 232 which takes place July 13-17 in Avilés, Spain.
Mejor novela original en castellano publicada por primera vez en España / Best original novel in Spanish published for the first time in Spain
- Subsolar, by Emilio Bueso (Gigamesh)
- Newropía, by Sofía Rhei (Minotauro)
- Malasangre, by Michelle Roche (Anagrama)
- Los dioses muertos, by José Antonio Fideu (El Transbordador)
Mejor novela traducida al castellano y publicada por primera vez en España / Best novel translated into Spanish and published for the first time in Spain
- Hex, by Thomas Olde Heuvelt, translated into Spanish by Ana Isabel Sánchez (Nocturna)
- Un poco de odio, by Joe Abercrombie, translated into Spanish by Manu Viciano (Alianza)
- Las doncellas de óxido, by Gwendolyn Kiste, translated into Spanish by José Ángel de Dios (Dilatando Mentes)
- El cielo de medianoche, by Lily Brooks-Dalton, translated into Spanish by Carles Andreu (Blackie Books)
Mejor novela juvenil traducida al castellano y publicada por primera vez en España / Best youth novel translated into Spanish and published for the first time in Spain
- Llama al halcón, by Maggie Stiefvater, translated into Spanish by Xohana Bastida Calvo (Fandom Books)
- La historia imposible de Sebastián Cole, by Ben Brooks, translated into Spanish by Rebeca González Izquierdo (Blackie Books)
- Muertes Perfectamente Evitables, by Deidre Sullivan, translated into Spanish by Aida Candelario (La Galera)
- Balada de pájaros cantores y serpientes, by Suzanne Collins, translated into Spanish by Pilar Ramírez Tello y Manuel de los Reyes (RBA)
Mejor novela juvenil original en castellano publicada por primera vez en España / Best original juvenile novel in Spanish published for the first time in Spain
- El asesino de Alfas, by Patricia García-Rojo (SM)
- La conjura de Aramat, by Victoria Álvarez (Nocturna)
- El círculo escarlata, by César Mallorquí (Edebé)
- Cada seis meses, by Clara Duarte (La Galera)
Incidentally, the committee has a little rule that the winner has to pick up the hardware in person:
The Kelvin are only delivered in Avilés. Kelvin only travel in the suitcase of their rightful owners. Kelvin are like Thor’s hammer or Arthur’s sword. If the winner of a Kelvin is not present to pick it up, it will faithfully wait in Limbo for Expectant Kelvins until it appears the following year, or the next, or the next … The Kelvins take a breath to Cthulhu, so they are eternal , you know. And very patient.