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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…

14 May 2019

EUPL at Bogladen ved Søerne / Copenhagen, Denmark

On Tuesday 28/05, from 4pm, in the heart of Copenhagen, at Bogladen ved Søerne, EUPL laureates Kristian Bang Foss (DK), Meelis Friedenthal (EE), and Riku Korhonen (FI) will discuss their lives as authors and the impact that translation has had on…

6 May 2019

EUPL at Librería La Buena Vida / Madrid, Spain

On Thursday 09/05, from 7pm, in the heart of Madrid, at Librería La Buena Vida — Café Del Libro, EUPL laureates Luka Bekavac (HR), Raquel Martínez-Gómez (ES), and Undinė Radzevičiūtė (LT) will discuss their lives as authors and the…

2 May 2019

EUPL 2019 shortlisted candidates

EU Prize for Literature
EWC, EIBF and FEP coordinate the jury organisation and selection procedures in the participating countries. Jury members are appointed by EIBF, EWC and FEP Members.
In 2019, EWC coordinated the organisation of the juries of…

1 May 2019

EUPL at Feria Internacional del Libro de Bogotá (FILbo)

EUPL winners Dulce Maria Cardoso (Portugal), Afonso Cruz (Portugal) Raquel Martínez-Gómez (Spain) will participate in an event that explores the role of literature in Europe in the face of new political challenges. Today, Europe is mired in a…

25 April 2019

EUPL at Balkan Trafik festival / Bozar, Brussels

On April 25th, at Brussels’ Bozar, from 8pm, EUPL winners Jelena Lengold (Serbia), Faruk Šehić (Bosnia) and Lada Žigo (Croatia) will join Slovenian author Suzana Tratnik for a literary discussion on whether and how the idea of being…

24 April 2019

EUPL at Knjigarna Libris / Koper, Slovenia

On Wednesday 24/04, from 7pm, in the coastal city of Koper, Slovenia at Knjigarna Libris, EUPL laureates Selja Ahava (FI), Lidija Dimkovska (MK) and Jasmin B. Frelih (SI) will discuss their lives as authors and the impact that translation has had…

15 March 2019

EUPL at Paris Book Fair

EUPL winning authors will feature at various events at the Paris Book Fair, March 15th to 18th. All events will take place at the Europe Stage. 
March 15th
Ioana Pârvulescu will feature at 12:00pm at an event entitled UNE HEURE EN / ROUMANIE :…

12 March 2019

EUPL at London Book Fair

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. 

3 March 2019

Undinė Radzevičiūtė at Riga Book Fair

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.…

2 March 2019

Paavo Matsin at Riga Book Fair

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. 

1 March 2019

Bianca Bellová at Riga Book Fair

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…

27 February 2019

Selected countries in 2019

The following countries have been selected to be recipients of the EUPL in 2019:
United Kingdom

25 February 2019

Writing Residency in Okinawa for 4 EUPL winners

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…

22 February 2019

Janis Jonevs at Vilnius Book Fair 2019

This Friday February 22nd, 2014's Latvian EUPL winner Janis Jonevs will be appearing at the Vilnius Book Fair in support of his winning novel Jelgava '94 which has now been translated into 9 languages! Catch him there at 18:00.
Since its start in…

16 February 2019

Tiit Aleksejev and Ioana Pârvulescu at Brussels Book Fair

Two EUPL lauréates — Tiit Aleksejev (Estonia, 2010) and Ioana Pârvulescu (Estonia, 2013) — will reflect in front of industry professionals as well as members of the public on the European Union Prize for Literature itself, which for the past…

15 February 2019

Jean Back, Gast Groeber and Isabelle Wéry at Brussels Book Fair

Three EUPL Lauréats — Jean Back (Luxembourg, 2010), Gast Groeber (Luxembourg, 2016) and Isabelle Wéry (Belgium, 2013) — discuss the nature of the European Union's support for the book industry at large. They'll delve into how and to what…

7 January 2019

Vienna celebrates European Literature

"We must take over the important task of remembering": The writer Daniel Kehlmann began the ceremony held to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the European Prize for Literature with this heartfelt appeal. A report from Vienna.
By Kristina…