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 Zbigniew Herbert  Poland
1966 W. H. Auden  United Kingdom
1967 Vasko Popa  Yugoslavia
1968 Václav Havel  Czechoslovakia
1969 Not awarded
1970 Eugène Ionesco  Romania
1971 Peter Huchel  East Germany
1972 Sławomir Mrożek  Poland
1973 Harold Pinter  United Kingdom
1974 Sándor Weöres  Hungary
1975 Miroslav Krleža  Yugoslavia
1976 Italo Calvino  Italy
1977 Pavel Kohout  Czechoslovakia
1978 Simone de Beauvoir  France
1979 Fulvio Tomizza  Italy
1980 Sarah Kirsch  East Germany
1981 Doris Lessing  United Kingdom
1982 Tadeusz Różewicz  Poland
1983 Friedrich Dürrenmatt   Switzerland
1984 Christa Wolf  East Germany
1985 Stanisław Lem  Poland
1986 Giorgio Manganelli  Italy
1987 Milan Kundera  Czechoslovakia
1988 Andrzej Szczypiorski  Poland
1989 Marguerite Duras  France
1990 Helmut Heissenbüttel  Germany
1991 Péter Nádas  Hungary
1992 Salman Rushdie  United Kingdom
1993 Chinghiz Aitmatov  Kyrgyzstan
1994 Inger Christensen  Denmark
1995 Aleksandar Tišma  FR Yugoslavia
1996 Jürg Laederach   Switzerland
1997 Antonio Tabucchi  Italy
1998 Dubravka Ugrešić  Croatia
1999 Péter Esterházy  Hungary
2000 António Lobo Antunes  Portugal
2001 Umberto Eco  Italy
2002 Christoph Hein  Germany
2003 Cees Nooteboom  Netherlands
2004 Julian Barnes  United Kingdom
2005 Claudio Magris  Italy
2006 Jorge Semprún  Spain
2007 A. L. Kennedy  United Kingdom
2008 Agota Kristof  Hungary
2009 Per Olov Enquist  Sweden
2010 Paul Nizon   Switzerland
2011 Javier Marías  Spain
2012 Patrick Modiano  France
2013 John Banville  Ireland
2014 Lyudmila Ulitskaya  Russia
2015 Mircea Cărtărescu  Romania
2016 Andrzej Stasiuk[3]  Poland
2017 Karl Ove Knausgård  Norway
2018 Zadie Smith  United Kingdom

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.