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Arundhati nominated for prestigious Spanish prize

Arundhati Roy has been nominated for the prestigious Spanish Prince of Asturias Prize for 2006.

india Updated: May 31, 2006 17:16 IST

Noted Indian author Arundhati Roy has been nominated for the prestigious Spanish Prince of Asturias Prize for 2006.

The award given to eight people every year in several identified fields carries a cash prize of 50,000 Euros and a sculpture by Catalan artist, Joan Miro, the 'Turkish Daily News' reported on Tuesday.

A foundation named after Spain's Crown Prince Felipe, who is also known as Prince of Asturias, chooses the winners in diverse fields such as communications and humanities, social sciences, international cooperation, scientific investigation, arts, harmony and sports.

The Prince himself gives away the prizes in the northern city of Oviedo each fall, the report said.

Others nominated for this year's award with Roy include, Amos Oz of Israel, Ismail Kadare of Albania, Philip Roth and Margaret Atwood of the United States, Elena Poniatowska of Mexico and Turkey's acclaimed novelist Orhan Pamuk.