We are happy to introduce the following jury members for Luxembourg:
Jeanne E. Glesener, professor at the University of Luxembourg, President of the jury
Jean-Claude Henkes, bookseller, member of the Strategic Development Commity of the bookshop Ernster
Jérôme Jaminet, teacher, literary mediator and critic
Jean Back, writer and EUPL 2010 laureate
Claude D. Conter, director of the National Literature Centre of Mersch
Jeanne E. Glesener (1976) is associate professor for Luxembourgish Literature at the University of Luxembourg and Jury President of the prestigious annual literary award, the Prix Servais.
Her research and publications cover Luxembourgish literary and cultural history, small literatures in Europe and migration literature in Europe.
Jean-Claude Henkes was born in 1965 in Defferdange, Luxembourg. In 1981, he was hired by the Ernster bookshop in Luxembourg city. He’s been working there since and is now a member of the bookshop's Strategic Development Comity.
Jérôme Jaminet, born in 1979, lives as a teacher, literary mediator and literary critic in Luxembourg. He studied philosophy and German literature at the University of Trier. From 2014 to 2017, he hosted the weekly literary show Book Look on Eldoradio. Since 2018 he has been responsible for the literature section Lesbar in the Lëtzebuerger Journal. As a freelance literary critic, he works among others for German media such as Der Spiegel, MDR Kultur and SWR2.
Jean Back (1953) was born in Dudelange (Luxembourg). After finishing secondary education in Esch-sur-Alzette, he became a civil servant, first at the Ministry of Family, then at the Ministry of Culture. Between 1989 and 2016, he was in charge of the National Audiovisual Centre of Dudelange (CNA). In 2003, he turned to literature with Wollekestol, a tribute to his hometown and its steel industry. It was followed by several books, among them Amateur which won the EUPL Prize in 2010 and is translated in six languages. Jean Back received the Prize of the European Parliament with the short story European Clouds in 2018. He received the Prize for Culture of Dudelange in 2019.
Claude D. Conter (born 1974) is a scientific collaborator (2004-2008), curator (2008-2012) and, since 2012, director of the National Literature Centre of Mersch. He studied German Literature and Mass Communication in Bamberg and Berlin. He was scientific collaborator for the German Literature Department of Bamberg. He completed his Phd in 2003. From 2004 to 2008 he worked as scientific collaborator for the same department in Munich. In 2017, he was guest lecturer at the University of Sewanee (TN, USA). His publications range from Luxembourg’s literary history and German Literature, especially the Vormärz period, to theatre and relations between literature and politics, and between literature and law.