Get to know our outstanding winning authors by clicking on their picture below.

Established in 2009, the European Union Prize for Literature awards emerging fiction writers from all over Europe. In four three-year cycles, the Prize awarded 148 national laureates. The overview of winners and countries, per edition, is available below. 

Between 2009 and 2021, the EUPL was organised in a consortium of three organisations: the European Writers’ Council (EWC), the Federation of European Publishers (FEP) and the European and International Booksellers Federation (EIBF). 

The fifth cycle of the project marks a complete restructuring of the Prize, however, the Prize’s goals remain the same: shine a spotlight on the creativity and diverse wealth of Europe’s contemporary literature in the field of fiction, promote the circulation of literature within Europe and encourage greater interest in non-national literary works. 

Overview of Winners

Interested in downloading an overview of all the EUPL winners? You can do so here - PDF | Excel

Portrait of Adam Foulds

Adam Foulds

the United Kingdom

Adda Djørup

Adda Djørup


Portrait of Afonso Cruz

Afonso Cruz


Portrait of Evie Wyld

Evie Wyld

the United Kingdom

Portrait of Faruk Šehić

Faruk Šehić

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Francis Kirps (c) Philippe Matsas - CNL

Francis Kirps


Picture of Gerda Blees (c) Bartjan de bruijn

Gerda Blees

the Netherlands

Portrait of Inga Zolude

Inga Zolude


Portrait of Iren Nigg

Iren Nigg


Portrait of Jacek Dukaj

Jacek Dukaj


Portrait of Jamal Ouariachi

Jamal Ouariachi

the Netherlands

Picture of Irish winner Jan Carson

Jan Carson


Portrait of Jan Němec

Jan Němec

Czech Republic

Portrait of Jana Beňová

Jana Beňová


Portrait of Jean Back

Jean Back


Portrait of Lada Žigo

Lada Žigo


Lana Bastašić (C) Radmila Vankoska

Lana Bastašić

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Picture of Lucie Faulerová (c) Ondrej Lipar

Lucie Faulerová

Czech Republic

Portrait of Luka Bekavac

Luka Bekavac


Picture of UK winner Melissa Harrison

Melissa Harrison

the United Kingdom

Portrait of Milen Ruskov

Milen Ruskov


Portrait of Pavol Rankov

Pavol Rankov


Petar Andonovski

Petar Andonovski

North Macedonia

Stefan Bošković (c) Dado Ljaljević

Stefan Bošković


Portrait of Sunjeev Sahota

Sunjeev Sahota

the United Kingdom

Portrait of Tanja Stupar-Trifunović

Tanja Stupar-Trifunović

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Picture of Enkel Demi (pen name: Tom Kuka)

Tom Kuka


Portrait of Tomáš Zmeškal

Tomáš Zmeškal

Czech Republic

Portrait of Tullio Forgiarini

Tullio Forgiarini