Zbigniew Herbert International Literary Award

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Zbigniew Herbert International Literary Award
Awarded foroutstanding artistic and intellectual literary achievements
CountryPoland
Presented byThe Zbigniew Herbert Foundation
First awarded2013

The Zbigniew Herbert International Literary Award (Polish: Międzynarodowa Nagroda Literacka im. Zbigniewa Herberta) is a Polish international literature prize established in 2013 in Warsaw and named after a Polish poet, essayist, and moralist Zbigniew Herbert (1924-1998). It is conferred annually by the Zbigniew Herbert Foundation and its aim is to recognize "outstanding artistic and intellectual literary achievements on the world stage which have a bearing on the world of values towards which Zbigniew Herbert’s work gravitated".[1]

History[edit]

In 2010, the Zbigniew Herbert Foundation was set up in order to preserve and promote Herbert's "creative legacy as an integral part of the literary and cultural heritage of Poland, Europe and the world" as well as to encourage and support "education in the fields of literature and the humanities, particularly modern literature, writing, poetry and journalism, with a special emphasis on programs for young people".[2] The initiative to establish the foundation was put forward by his wife Katarzyna Dzieduszycka-Herbert.[3]

The jury selecting the winners of the award have included many renowned literature experts and authors such as Edward Hirsch, Jaume Vallcorba Plana, Tomas Venclova, Yurii Andrukhovych, Agneta Pleijel, Michael Krüger, Lidija Dimkovska, and Jarosław Mikołajewski.[4]

Laureates[edit]

Year Laureate(s) Image Citizenship(s) Institution(s) Source(s)
2013 W.S. Merwin W.S. Merwin  United States Princeton University [5][6]
2014 Charles Simic Charles Simic  Serbia /  United States University of New Hampshire [7][8]
2015 Ryszard Krynicki Ryszard Krynicki  Poland Adam Mickiewicz University [9][10]
2016 Lars Gustafsson Lars Gustafsson  Sweden University of Texas at Austin [11][12]
2017 Breyten Breytenbach Breyten Breytenbach  South Africa /  France University of Cape Town [13][14][15]
2018 Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill  Ireland University College Cork [16][17]
2019 Agi Mishol Agi Mishol  Israel Hebrew University of Jerusalem [18]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About The Zbigniew Herbert International Literary Award". Retrieved 2017-11-18.
  2. ^ "Mission". Retrieved 2017-11-18.
  3. ^ "Founder". Retrieved 2017-11-18.
  4. ^ "Amerykański poeta W. S. Merwin laureatem pierwszej edycji Międzynarodowej Nagrody Literackiej im. Zbigniewa Herberta". Retrieved 2017-11-18.
  5. ^ "Laureate of the International Zbigniew Herbert Literary Award 2013". Retrieved 2017-11-18.
  6. ^ "W. S. Merwin Granted International Herbert Award". Retrieved 2017-11-18.
  7. ^ "Laureate of the Zbigniew Herbert Literary Award 2014". Retrieved 2017-11-18.
  8. ^ "Charles Simic wins 2014 Zbigniew Herbert International Literary Award". Retrieved 2017-11-18.
  9. ^ "Laureate of the Zbigniew Herbert Literary Award 2015". Retrieved 2017-11-18.
  10. ^ "Ryszard Krynicki Wins the 2015 Zbigniew Herbert Prize". Retrieved 2017-11-18.
  11. ^ "Laureate of the Zbigniew Herbert Literary Award 2016". Retrieved 2017-11-18.
  12. ^ "Herbert literature Prize goes to Lars Gustafsson". Retrieved 2017-11-18.
  13. ^ "Laureate of the Zbigniew Herbert Literary Award 2017". Retrieved 2017-11-18.
  14. ^ "Breyten Breytenbach Awarded the 2017 Zbigniew Herbert International Literary Award". Retrieved 2017-11-18.
  15. ^ "South African poet, activist wins 2017 Zbigniew Herbert International Literary Award". Retrieved 2017-11-18.
  16. ^ "Irish poet awarded Herbert Prize". Retrieved 2018-03-17.
  17. ^ "Irish poet awarded Herbert Prize". Retrieved 2018-03-19.
  18. ^ "Agi Miszol laureatką Nagrody im. Herberta" (in Polish). 2019-03-11. Retrieved 2019-03-11.