Austrian State Prize for European Literature

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The Austrian State Prize for European Literature (Österreichischer Staatspreis für Europäische Literatur [1]), also known as the European Literary Award (Europäischer Literaturpreis), is a literary prize in Austria awarded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Art to European writers. Established in Vienna in 1965, the prize is endowed with a purse of 25,000 € (2007).[2]

The prize was not awarded in 1969, 1979 and 1985.

List of winners[edit]

Year Writer Country
1965 Herbert, ZbigniewZbigniew Herbert  Poland
1966 Auden, W. H.W. H. Auden  United Kingdom
1967 Popa, VaskoVasko Popa  Yugoslavia
1968 Havel, VáclavVáclav Havel  Czechoslovakia
1970 Ionesco, EugèneEugène Ionesco  Romania
1971 Mrożek, SławomirSławomir Mrożek  Poland
1972 Huchel, PeterPeter Huchel  East Germany
1973 Pinter, HaroldHarold Pinter  United Kingdom
1974 Weöres, SándorSándor Weöres  Hungary
1975 Kohout, PavelPavel Kohout  Czechoslovakia
1976 Calvino, ItaloItalo Calvino  Italy
1977 Tomizza, FulvioFulvio Tomizza  Italy
1978 de Beauvoir, SimoneSimone de Beauvoir  France
1980 Kirsch, SarahSarah Kirsch  East Germany
1981 Lessing, DorisDoris Lessing  United Kingdom
1982 Różewicz, TadeuszTadeusz Różewicz  Poland
1983 Dürrenmatt, FriedrichFriedrich Dürrenmatt   Switzerland
1984 Wolf, ChristaChrista Wolf  East Germany
1986 Lem, StanisławStanisław Lem  Poland
1987 Kundera, MilanMilan Kundera  Czechoslovakia
1988 Szczypiorski, AndrzejAndrzej Szczypiorski  Poland
1989 Duras, MargueriteMarguerite Duras  France
1990 Heissenbüttel, HelmutHelmut Heissenbüttel  Germany
1991 Nádas, PéterPéter Nádas  Hungary
1992 Rushdie, SalmanSalman Rushdie  United Kingdom
1993 Aitmatov, ChinghizChinghiz Aitmatov  Kyrgyzstan
1994 Christensen, IngerInger Christensen  Denmark
1995 Aichinger, IlseIlse Aichinger  Austria
1996 Tišma, AleksandarAleksandar Tišma  Serbia
1997 Laederach, JürgJürg Laederach   Switzerland
1998 Tabucchi, AntonioAntonio Tabucchi  Italy
1999 Ugrešić, DubravkaDubravka Ugrešić  Croatia
2000 Lobo Antunes, AntónioAntónio Lobo Antunes  Portugal
2001 Eco, UmbertoUmberto Eco  Italy
2002 Hein, ChristophChristoph Hein  Germany
2003 Nooteboom, CeesCees Nooteboom  Netherlands
2004 Barnes, JulianJulian Barnes  United Kingdom
2005 Magris, ClaudioClaudio Magris  Italy
2006 Semprún, JorgeJorge Semprún  Spain
2007 Kennedy, A. L.A. L. Kennedy  United Kingdom
2008 Kristof, AgotaAgota Kristof  Hungary
2009 Enquist, Per OlovPer Olov Enquist  Sweden
2010 Nizon, PaulPaul Nizon   Switzerland
2011 Marías, JavierJavier Marías  Spain
2012 Modiano, PatrickPatrick Modiano  France
2013 Banville, JohnJohn Banville[3]  Ireland
2014 Ulitskaya, LyudmilaLyudmila Ulitskaya  Russia

References[edit]

  1. ^ Österreichische StaatspreisträgerInnen für Europäische Literatur (German)
  2. ^ Austrian Staatpreis news release on 2007 prizewinner, A. L. Kennedy and past winners. Last accessed: March 7, 2008.
  3. ^ "John Banville erhält den Österreichischen Staatspreis für Europäische Literatur 2013". bmukk.gv.at (in Austrian). April 23, 2013. Retrieved April 23, 2013.