About Us

The European Union Prize for Literature (EUPL), supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, is an annual initiative to recognise the best emerging fiction writers in Europe.

The Prize aims 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 are promoted in the hopes to reach a wider and international audience, and to touch readers beyond national and linguistic borders.

Our 2022 Nominees

Have a look at our outstanding authors below.
You can access their personal profiles and read a sample of their work by clicking on their pictures.


Recent updates 

International Book Fair Santo Domingo 2022
30 Apr 22
The 24th International Book Fair Santo Domingo 2022 (Dominican Republic) will be held in Ciudad Colonial (Santo Domingo) from 23 April to 2 May. This year's theme is “Ven al libro” (Come to the book) and the special guest is the European Union.
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22 Apr 22
The European Union Prize for Literature (EUPL) recognises emerging fiction writers from the European Union and beyond. Engaging the 41 countries participating in the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, the Prize celebrates 41 outstanding new literary talents across a cycle of three years.
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20 Apr 22
Read excerpts from the 14 novels nominated for the European Union Prize for Literature 2022 

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