The Miguel de Cervantes Municipal Library was the venue for the award-giving of this year's Literary Prize, in its 28th edition. First up to the podium was Local Police officer Juan María Moreno Vega, who is also a historian and a writer. It was these two hobbies that came together for his winning piece 'The Arrival of the Railway in Jimena, a historical fact' that deals with the revolution the railway meant for Jimena and won in the section of Best Narrative by a Local Author. The prize for Best Narrative went to>
José Merchán, of Algeciras, for his 'El Olvido' (To Forget), a story about someone condemned by illness to forgetting, but who little by little begins to remember a past life, connecting pieces of it with Sofía Loren in the character of Jimena, the wife of El Cid in the person of Charlton Heston. First Prize in Poetry went to Manuel Luque Tapia, of Córdoba, who was unable to be present to collect his prize of €600. All three winning pieces will be published in the 2010 Feria Book, as well as being put up as an e-book for free download on the municipal website.This ceremony was followed by a performance by the 'Simplesmentes' theatre group, at the Casa de la Cultura.