European Union Prize for Literature

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Not to be confused with the European Prize for Literature.

European Union Prize for Literature (established in 2009) is a European Union literary award. The award is funded and founded by the Culture Programme of the European Union, and is coordinated by a Consortium, selected by a Commission.[1] The Consortium is composed of the European Booksellers Federation, the European Writers' Council and the Federation of European Publishers.[1] The Consortium sets up the national juries and organizes the awards.

Each year 11 or 12 countries are selected to be part of the award, national juries are selected for each country, and each country's jury then selects a winner.[1] After three years of rotation, all countries will have been included. Countries eligible for inclusion include:[1]

  • The 28 Member States of the European Union (as of 2013)
  • The 3 EEA countries: Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein
  • The candidate countries for accession to the EU: Albania, Turkey, Montenegro, the Republic of Macedonia, Serbia
  • Potential candidate country for accession to the EU: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Each winner receives €5,000 and their books are given support for translation funding, as well as promotion.[1]

2009[edit]

Winners for 2009 were announced November 2009.[1]

2010[edit]

Winners for 2010 were announced 18 November 2010.[1][2]

2011[edit]

Winners for 2011 were announced 11 October 2011.[3][4]

2012[edit]

The awards ceremony was in Brussels on 22 October 2012.[5]

2013[edit]

The winners were announced on 26 September 2013. The ceremony was in Brussels on 26 November 2013.[6][7]

2014[edit]

The winners were announced on 8 October 2014 at the Frankfurt Book Fair.[8]

  • Albania: Ben Blushi, Otello, Arapi i Vlorës (Othello, Arap of Vlora). Mapo Editions, 2011
  • Bulgaria: Milen Ruskov, Възвишение (Summit), Janet 45, 2011
  • Czech Republic: Jan Němec, Dějiny světla (A History of Light). Host, 2013
  • Greece: Makis Tsitas, Μάρτυς μου ο Θεός (God is my witness). Kichli, 2013
  • Iceland: Oddný Eir, Jarðnæði (Land of Love, Plan of Ruins). Bjartur, 2011
  • Latvia: Janis Jonevs, Jelgava '94. Mansards, 2013
  • Liechtenstein: Armin Öhri, Die dunkle Muse: Historischer Kriminalroman (The Dark Muse). Gmeiner, 2012
  • Malta: Pierre J. Mejlak, Dak li l-Lejl Iħallik Tgħid (What the Night Lets You Say). Merlin Publishers, 2011
  • Montenegro: Ognjen Spahić, Puna glava radosti (Head Full of Joy). Nova knjiga, 2014
  • The Netherlands: Marente de Moor, De Nederlandse maagd (The Dutch Maiden). Querido, 2010
  • Serbia: Uglješa Šajtinac, Sasvim skromni darovi (Quite Modest Gifts). Arhipelag, 2011
  • Turkey: Birgül Oğuz, Hah (Aha), short stories. Metis, 2012
  • United Kingdom: Evie Wyld, All The Birds, Singing. Vintage, 2013

2015[edit]

The winners were announced in April 2015, at the opening ceremony of the London Book Fair by Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport.[9]

  • Austria: Carolina Schutti, Einmal muss ich über weiches Gras gelaufen sein (Once I must have trodden soft grass). Otto Müller Verlag, 2012
  • Croatia: Luka Bekavac, Viljevo. Fraktura, 2013
  • France: Gaëlle Josse, Le dernier gardien d’Ellis Island (The last guardian of Ellis Island). Editions Noir sur Blanc, 2014
  • Hungary: Edina Szvoren, Nincs, és ne is legyen (There Is None, Nor Let There Be). Palatinus, 2012
  • Ireland: Donal Ryan, The Spinning Heart. Doubleday Ireland, 2013
  • Italy: Lorenzo Amurri, Apnea. Fandango Libri, 2013
  • Lithuania: Undinė Radzevičiūtė, Žuvys ir drakonai (Fishes and Dragons). Baltos lankos, 2013
  • Norway: Ida Hegazi Høyer, Unnskyld (Forgive me). Tiden Norsk Forlag, 2014
  • Poland: Magdalena Parys, Magik (Magician). Świat Książki, 2014
  • Portugal: David Machado, Índice Médio de Felicidade (Average Happiness Index). Dom Quixote, 2013
  • Slovakia: Svetlana Zuchova, Obrazy zo života M. (Scenes from the Life of M.). Marenčin PT, 2013
  • Sweden: Sara Stridsberg, Beckomberga - ode till min familj (The Gravity of Love). Albert Bonniers Förlag, 2014

2016[edit]

The winners were announced in April 2016 at the European Commission.[10]

  • Belgium: Christophe Van Gerrewey, Op de Hoogte (Up to date)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina: Tanja Stupar-Trifunović, Satovi u majčinoj sobi (Clocks in my mother’s room)
  • Cyprus: Antonis Georgiou, Ένα Άλπουμ Ιστορίες (An Album of Stories)
  • Denmark: Bjørn Rasmussen, Huden er det elastiske hylster der omgiver hele legemet
  • Estonia: Paavo Matsin, Gogoli disko (The Gogol Disco)
  • Finland: Selja Ahava, Taivaalta tippuvat asiat (Things that fall from the Sky)
  • Germany: Benedict Wells, Vom Ende der Einsamkeit (On the End of Loneliness)
  • Luxembourg: Gast Groeber, All Dag verstoppt en aneren (One Day Hides Another)
  • Romania: Claudiu M. Florian, Vârstele jocului. Strada Cetăţii. (The Ages of the Game – Citadel Street)
  • Slovenia: Jasmin B. Frelih, Na/pol (In/Half)
  • Spain: Jesús Carrasco, La tierra que pisamos (The Earth We Tread)
  • The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: Nenad Joldeski, Секој со своето езеро (Each with their own lake)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g European Union Prize for Literature, official website
  2. ^ "Winners of 2010 EU Prize for Literature honoured at award ceremony." European Union News 22 Nov. 2010. Infotrac Newsstand. Retrieved 11 Oct. 2012.
  3. ^ "Winners of the 2011 European Union Prize for Literature". Euprizeliterature.eu. 2011-10-11. Retrieved 2013-07-23. 
  4. ^ "Winners of the 2011 European Union Prize for literature." European Union News 11 Oct. 2011. General OneFile. Retrieved 11 Oct. 2012.
  5. ^ "EU Prize for Literature picks 12-to-read". Euronews. 9 October 2012. Archived from the original on 14 October 2012. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 
  6. ^ Elana Ralli (26 September 2013). "Announcing the winners of the 2013 European Union Prize for Literature". New Europe. Retrieved 27 September 2013. 
  7. ^ Staff writer (26 September 2013). "Winners of 2013 European Union Prize for Literature announced at Göteborg Book Fair". EU Reporter Magazine. Retrieved 27 September 2013. 
  8. ^ European Commission. "Winners of 2014 European Union Prize for Literature announced at Frankfurt Book Fair - Press Release". Retrieved 11 October 2014. 
  9. ^ "European Union Prize for Literature 2015 winners announced at London Book Fair". European Commission. April 2015. Retrieved 20 April 2015. 
  10. ^ "2016 EU Prize for Literature winners announced". ec.europa.eu. Retrieved March 25, 2017. 

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