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About Us

The aim of the European Union Prize for Literature (EUPL) is to put the spotlight on the creativity and diverse wealth of Europe’s contemporary literature in the field of fiction, to promote the circulation of literature within Europe and to encourage greater interest in non-national literary works.

The works of the selected winners (one per country participating in the Prize on a rotation basis) will reach a wider and international audience, and touch readers beyond national and linguistic borders.

The Prize is financed by the Creative Europe programme of the European Commission, which aims to achieve three main goals: to promote cross-border mobility of those working in the cultural sector; to encourage the transnational circulation of cultural and artistic output; and to foster intercultural dialogue.

Cover of the EUPL 2018 Winners publication

Our Winning Authors

Have a look at our outstanding winning authors below. You can access their personal profiles by clicking on their pictures to find out more about them and read a sample of their work in English.

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If you would like to find out more about the Prize, please get in touch with our team at info@euprizeliterature.eu.