Jan Michalski Prize for Literature

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Jan Michalski Prize for Literature (French: Prix Jan Michalski) is a Swiss literary prize for any work of fiction or non-fiction published anywhere in the world in any language.[1][2] It is meant to recognize authors from around the world and world literature in general. The jury is multicultural and multilingual in composition.

The award was launched October 2009[1] and the first winner was announced November 2010. The winner receives CHF50,000. The authors of finalists are invited for a three-month period of residence in the Maison de l'Ecriture.[3]

The prize was created by the Fondation Jan Michalski pour l’Ecriture et la Littérature, founded in 2004 at the initiative of Vera Michalski-Hoffmann in memory of her husband Jan Michalski.[4] It is located in Switzerland near Lake Geneva.

Winners and shortlist[edit]

Blue Ribbon (Blue ribbon) = winner

2010

Finalists:[5][6]

Other nominated works:

2011

Finalists:[7]

Other nominated works:

2012

Finalists:[8][9]

Other nominated works:

2013

Finalists:[10][11]

Other nominated works:

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jan Michalski "Prize for Literature, Press Release of launch". Foundation Jan Michalski. November 2009. Retrieved November 23, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Jan Michalski Prize for Literature". BookTrade.info. June 5, 2010. Retrieved November 23, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Maison de l'Ecriture". Foundation Jan Michalski. Retrieved November 23, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Jan Michalski Foundation, background". Foundation Jan Michalski. Retrieved November 23, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Le bosniaque Aleksandar Hemon reçoit le 1er prix Jan-Michalski". LivresHebdo (in French). 18 November 2010. Retrieved November 23, 2012. 
  6. ^ "The Jan Michalski Prize for Literature 2010". Foundation Jan Michalski. November 2010. Retrieved November 23, 2012. 
  7. ^ "The Jan Michalski Prize for Literature 2011". Foundation Jan Michalski. November 2011. Retrieved November 23, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Le Prix Jan Michalski 2012 attribué à Julia Lovell". Le Temps (in French). November 22, 2012. Retrieved November 23, 2012. 
  9. ^ "The Jan Michalski Prize for Literature 2012". Foundation Jan Michalski. November 2012. Retrieved November 23, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Edition 2013". Jan Michalski Foundation. Retrieved September 14, 2013. 
  11. ^ M.A.O. (September 14, 2013). "Jan Michalski Prize shortlist". complete review. Retrieved September 14, 2013. 
  12. ^ Sal Robinson (November 14, 2013). "Mahmoud Dowlatabadi wins the 2013 Jan Michalski Prize". Melville House. Retrieved November 13, 2013. 

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