The EU Prize for Literature (EUPL) recognises outstanding new emerging literary talents across Europe, and aims to highlight the wealth of contemporary European literature while drawing attention to Europe’s unique cultural and linguistic heritage.
The winners of the 2017 prize were announced last month and are:
- Rudi Erebara (Albania);
- Ina Vultchanova (Bulgaria);
- Bianca Bellová (Czech Republic);
- Kallia Papadaki (Greece);
- Halldóra K. Thoroddsen (Iceland);
- Osvalds Zebris (Latvia);
- Walid Nabhan (Malta);
- Aleksandar Bečanović (Montenegro);
- Jamal Ouariachi (the Netherlands);
- Darko Tuševljaković (Serbia);
- Sine Ergün (Turkey);
- Sunjeev Sahota (United Kingdom).
If you are interested you can read excerpts from the winning books both in their original languages and in English or French translations. A pdf copy is available here.
This year’s winners will receive their awards at a public awards ceremony in Brussels on 23 May. The European Prize for Literature is financed under the Creative Europe Programme