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.

Since 2009, EUPL has recognized 176 authors. 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 2023 Nominees

Have a look at our outstanding authors below.
You can access their personal profiles by clicking on their names.


Recent updates 

31 Jan 24
On Wednesday, 31 January 2024 at 18:00, we are organising an event for Tõnis Tootsen from Estonia. It will take place at Bibliotheek bookshop in Tartu, Estonia, and it will feature the au
27 Nov 23
On Monday 27 November, we are organising an event for Ilija Đurović from Montenegro. It will take place at 201 engaging space in Pogdorica, Montenegro, and it will feature the author pres
25 Nov 23
The EU will be Guest of Honour at the largest book fair in the Spanish-speaking world in Guadalajara, Mexico. For this occasion, we are organizing on 27, 28 and 29 November on the Big Stage of the Pavillion three panel discussions moderated by Jacobo Bergareche (Spain, EUPL 2022) with the following authors:

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