- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 20, 2015

MADRID (AP) - Spanish philosopher Emilio Lledo Inigo has been awarded Spain’s Princess of Asturias communications and humanities award.

A statement from organizers Wednesday described Lledo as a thinker of international standing whose work in language and communication has contributed to free and democratic social co-existence.

Lledo, 87, has published dozens of works and has taught in universities in Spain and Germany. He won the National Spanish Literature Award last year.

This 50,000-euro ($64,330) award is one of eight Asturias prizes handed out yearly by a foundation named for Crown Princess Leonor. Other categories include the arts, sport and scientific research.

The awards, formerly called the Prince of Asturias prizes, were renamed last year after Leonor became crown princess when her father Felipe took the throne.

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