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Latest News – 21 May 2019

Announcement of EUPL 2019 winners

Tomorrow 22/05 at the Permanent Representation of Romania to the European Union, EUPL will be conducting a private event announcing the 14 winners of EUPL 2019. From 19:00, we will be going live via our Facebook page so you can follow the…

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Winners of the European Writing Contest

The EUPL Writing Contest was a unique short fiction competition that celebrated Europe, literature and – above all – 10 years of the European Union Prize for Literature, which was exclusively open to all previous 106 EUPL winners. Five winners were announced in November 2018 across four categories: Public Prize, Professional Prize, MEPs Prize and Special Mention for the European Year of Cultural Heritage.

  • Lidija Dimkovska

    The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

    Lidija Dimkovska was born in 1971 in Skopje, Macedonia. She is a poet, novelist, essayist, and translator. She studied Comparative Literature at the University of…

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  • Jelena Lengold


    Jelena Lengold (b.1959) is a storyteller, novelist and a poet. She has published five books of poetry, one novel (Baltimore, 2003, 2011) and four books of stories,…

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  • Gast Groeber


    Gast Groeber grew up in Hollerich, Luxembourg, where he went to primary school. After graduating from high school in 1980, he studied primary education at the Institut…

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  • Ioana Pârvulescu


    Ioana Pârvulescu was born in Braşov, Romania, in 1960. She graduated from the Faculty of Letters at the University of Bucharest, establishing herself as a distinct…

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  • Jean Back


    Jean Back (b.1953) was born in Dudelange, an industrial city on the French border. After finishing secondary education in Esch-Alzette, he became a civil servant, first…

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EUPL On Tour

The European Union Prize for Literature is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2018. This year, the spotlight is on all EUPL laureates since the beginning of the Prize in 2009. The EUPL is travelling across Europe to showcase our exceptional authors and illustrate the unique diversity of European literature. The map below gives you an overview of all the exciting activities we have planned and by clicking on the countries you can re-discover all of our 108 EUPL winners.

EUPL events EUPL events to be confirmed Past EUPL events Pictures from Pixabay
Click on the countries to find out more about their winners.