We are excited to reveal 47 authors and books from 13 participating countries nominated for the 2020 European Union Prize for Literature
Two weeks after having received their Prize, three EUPL winning authors 2019 met again in Frankfurt for a thrilling discussion about their writing, EUPL and how the Prize encourages the development of European literature.
On Wednesday, 2 October 2019, the 14 winners of the EU Prize for Literature finally gathered in Brussels at BOZAR to claim their well-deserved awards.
We are pleased to announce the fourteen laureates of the 2019 European Union Prize for Literature:
EUPL winning authors will feature at various events at the Paris Book Fair, 15 to 18 March 2019. All events will take place at the Europe Stage. 15 March 2019
EUPL will be at the London Book Fair, taking place March 12-14, to hand out copies of the winning European Stories from 2018's short fiction competition commemorating the 10th anniversary of the EUPL.
Undinė Radzevičiūtė, 2015's Lithuanian winner, will be appearing at the Riga Book Fair on March 3rd at 11am in support of a recent Latvian translation of her winning text Žuvys ir drakonai as well as of her recent publication Kraujas melynas.
Paavo Matsin, 2016's Estonian winner, will be appearing at the Riga Book Fair on March 2nd at 2pm in support of a recent Latvian translation of his winning text Gogoli disko. It was translated by Maima Grīnberga and published by Janis Roze in 2019.
Bianca Bellová, 2017's Czech winner, will be appearing at the Riga Book Fair on March 1st at 1pm at the Writers' Lounge in support of a recent Latvian translation of her winning text Jezero. It was translated by Halina Lapina and published by Pētergailis in 2018.
Following their participation to the EU Literature festival in Tokyo (22-25 Nov. 2018) four European Union Prize for Literature (EUPL) winning authors participated in a residency programme in Naha, Okinawa. Organised by the EU delegation in Japan and EU Member States, the week-long event included the following authors: