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European Union Literature Prize Winners Announced

The latest winners of the European Prizes for Literature, each worth €5,000, were announced at London Book Fair yesterday.

The winners are:

  • Carolina Schutti (Austria);
  • Luka Bekavac (Croatia);
  • Gaëlle Josse (France);
  • Edina Szvoren (Hungary);
  • Donal Ryan (Ireland);
  • Lorenzo Amurri (Italy);
  • Undine Radzeviciute (Lithuania);
  • Ida Hegazi Høyer (Norway);
  • Magdalena Parys (Poland);
  • David Machado (Portugal);
  • Svetlana Žuchová (Slovakia);
  • Sara Stridsberg (Sweden).

Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, said: “This is the only book award dedicated to the best up-and-coming authors from all over Europe, regardless of their country of origin or language. With this prize and our continued support for translations of literary works, we are helping literature cross borders and enabling readers to enjoy the wealth of writing talent we have. This is crucial: literature opens the mind, allowing us to come closer together and understand each other better, which is now more vital than ever.”

via Publishers Weekly (London Book Fair coverage)

And now for something completely different…

Here are the winners of the EU Prize for Literature announced at Frankfurt Book Fair, 2010:

Belgium: Peter Terrin, De Bewaker (The Guard)

Cyprus: Myrto Azina Chronides, To Peirama (The Experiment)

Denmark: Adda Djørup, Den mindste modstand (The least resistance)

Estonia: Tiit Aleksejev, Palveränd (The Pilgrimage)

Finland: Riku Korhonen , Lääkäriromaani (Doctor Novel)

Germany: Iris Hanika, Das Eigentliche (The Bottom Line)

Luxembourg: Jean Back, Amateur

Romania: Răzvan Rădulescu, Teodosie cel Mic (Theodosius the Small)

Slovenia: Nataša Kramberger, Nebesa v robidah: roman v zgodbah (Heaven in a blackberry bush: novel in stories)

Spain: Raquel Martínez-Gómez, Sombras de unicornio (Shadows of the unicorn)

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: Goce Smilevski, Сестрата на Зигмунд Фројд (Sigmund Freud’s sister)

The [EU Prize for Literature], supported through the EU Culture programme, aims to draw attention to new talents and to promote the publication of their books in different countries, as well as celebrating European cultural diversity.

So, please help yourself to some European literature.