Austrian State Prize for European Literature

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The Austrian State Prize for European Literature (German: Österreichischer Staatspreis für Europäische Literatur), also known in Austria as the European Literary Award (Europäischer Literaturpreis), is an Austrian literary prize awarded by the Federal Chancellery for Arts, Culture, and Media to European writers.[1][2] Established in 1965, the prize is endowed with a purse of 25,000 € (2016).[3] The prize was not awarded in 1969.

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
1969 Not awarded
1970 Ionesco, EugèneEugène Ionesco  Romania
1971 Huchel, PeterPeter Huchel  East Germany
1972 Mrożek, SławomirSławomir Mrożek  Poland
1973 Pinter, HaroldHarold Pinter  United Kingdom
1974 Weöres, SándorSándor Weöres  Hungary
1975 Krleža, MiroslavMiroslav Krleža  Yugoslavia
1976 Calvino, ItaloItalo Calvino  Italy
1977 Kohout, PavelPavel Kohout  Czechoslovakia
1978 de Beauvoir, SimoneSimone de Beauvoir  France
1979 Tomizza, FulvioFulvio Tomizza  Italy
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
1985 Lem, StanisławStanisław Lem  Poland
1986 Manganelli, GiorgioGiorgio Manganelli  Italy
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 Tišma, AleksandarAleksandar Tišma  FR Yugoslavia
1996 Laederach, JürgJürg Laederach   Switzerland
1997 Tabucchi, AntonioAntonio Tabucchi  Italy
1998 Ugrešić, DubravkaDubravka Ugrešić  Croatia
1999 Esterházy, PéterPéter Esterházy  Hungary
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  Ireland
2014 Ulitskaya, LyudmilaLyudmila Ulitskaya  Russia
2015 Cărtărescu, MirceaMircea Cărtărescu  Romania
2016 Stasiuk, AndrzejAndrzej Stasiuk[3]  Poland

References[edit]

  1. ^ Österreichische StaatspreisträgerInnen für Europäische Literatur (in German). Last accessed: September 20, 2016.
  2. ^ Österreichischer Staatspreis für Europäische Literatur (in German). Last accessed: September 20, 2016.
  3. ^ a b Kulturminister Drozda zeichnet Andrzej Stasiuk aus (in German) on 2016 prizewinner Andrzej Stasiuk. Last accessed: September 20, 2016.