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5 December 2012

Videos of the winning authors in 2012 are online

Discover the videos of the winning authors of 2012! The writers were interviewed at Passa Porta, in Brussels, on the day before the Awards Ceremony.

27 November 2012

Pictures and video of the Awards Ceremony 2012 are online

The pictures and the video of the 2012 Awards Ceremony are available! Click on "Awards Ceremonies" in the menu and enjoy!

23 November 2012

Pictures of the 2012 EUPL Awards Ceremony are online!

This year's EUPL Awards Ceremony took place on the 22nd of November at the Albert Hall Complex.
The twelve winning authors from the participating countries in 2012 were presented an award for their work by Mrs Androulla Vassiliou, the…

22 November 2012

2012 EUPL Awards Ceremony

Tonight, the 2012 EU Prize for Literature (EUPL), rewarding the best new or emerging authors in the EU, will be presented to the winners during a gala ceremony[1] to be held at the Albert Hall Complex in Brussels. Nominated by national…

20 November 2012

Award ceremony for the European Union Prize for Literature 2012

The twelve winners of the European Union Prize for Literature will be celebrated and presented with their awards in a ceremony on 22 November, by Ms Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, and…

19 November 2012

EUPL on Euronews

TV broadcast on EUPL winners. Watch the video here.

29 October 2012

Peter Terrin, winning Author 2010, received the AKO Prize

Peter Terrin was awarded the AKO Prize, the most imortant in the Netherlands. 
Links: (Dutch),…

15 October 2012

Press coverage of the EUPL announcement

AFP Englischsprachiger Basisdienst, 12.10.2012 (press agency)
APA, 09.10.2012 (press agency;
Börsenblatt, 09.10.2012 (online;…

9 October 2012

Winners of the 2012 European Union Prize for Literature announced at Frankfurt Book Fair

The twelve winners of the 2012 European Union Prize for Literature (EUPL), which recognises the best new or emerging authors in the EU, were announced today at the Frankfurt Book Fair. They are: Anna Kim (Austria), Lada Žigo (Croatia), Laurence…

25 September 2012

Save the date: EUPL winners of 2012 to be announced at Frankfurt Book Fair

The twelve winners of the 2012 European Union Prize for Literature (EUPL), which recognises some of the best emerging authors in Europe, will be announced by European Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou at a press conference at the Frankfurt Book…

30 July 2012

Frankfurt Book Fair: International Rights Directors Meeting on 9 October 2012

Rights and licence experts will present the latest international developments and trends. They’ll provide exclusive insights into their success stories and share their many years of experience with you. Speakers will include:
Wuping Zhao –…

17 July 2012

Literary translation selection results for 2012 out now!

This year the Culture Programme helps finance a record-high 531 works of fiction to be translated from one European language into another. The grants awarded total in excess of € 2.7 million.
At the time of the deadline, 326 applications had been…

29 June 2012

Istros Books praised in report, receives EU grant for 5 new titles

Istros Books was awarded the score of 100/100 in a report by the EU Culture Fund, for the relevance and quality of its proposal of five titles for translation and publication in 2013-2014. The report went on to outline the success of previous…

2 June 2012

Europa Nostra Awards: winners announced in Lisbon

The names of the winners of the public choice award and of the six 'Grand Prix' laureates in the 2012 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards were announced yesterday evening at the Jerónimos Monastery in Lisbon, in the…

14 May 2012

Macedonian writer Goce Smilevski talks about his novel "Sigmund Freud's Sister" in Brussels

Goce Smilevski at Passa Porta on June 6th, 8 pm
Macedonian writer Goce Smilevski will talk about his novel, Freud and his era. He will be joined on the Passa Porta stage by Prof. Dr. Stijn Vanheule from the Department of Psycho-analysis of Ghent…

8 May 2012

Selected countries in 2012

The selected countries for the European Prize for Literature in 2012 are Austria, Croatia, France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia and Sweden.

7 May 2012

Prague Book Fair: Debate with EUPL winners on May 18th

A Debate with EUPL winners at the Prague Book Fair will be organised by Literature Across Frontiers, the European Platform for Literary Exchange, Translation and Policy Debate.
When? Friday 18 May, from 10 to 10:50 am.Where? Literary Café,…

23 April 2012

Winning Macedonian author Goce Smilevski residing in Brussels

At the invitation of the Brussels literary organisation Het beschrijf, the Macedonian author Goce Smilevski will be residing in Belgium from June 4 until July 2. Goce Smilevski was one of the winning authors of the EU Prize for Literature in…

2 April 2012

Three winning authors at the London Book Fair on April 18th, 2012

Andrej Nikolaidis, Adam Foulds and Inga Zolude will participate in a session at the Literary Translation Centre during the London Book Fair.
The session will take place at the Literary Translation Centre on Wednesday 18 April, from 3 to 4 pm and…

20 March 2012

Winners of 2012 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra announced

The Hague - Brussels, 20 March 2012
The winners of the 2012 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards have been announced today by the European Commission and Europa Nostra (see attached document for the full list). The…

19 March 2012

Literature Across Frontiers promotes the EU Prize for Literature

Literature Across Frontiers will organise several events to promote EUPL during Book Fairs in Abu Dhabi, London and Prague. See the full programme in the pdf below.

27 February 2012

Immanuel Mifsud at the Luxembourg book fair

Sunday 18 March 2012 - 2 pm
Poetry meet & greet with Maltese writer Immanuel Mifsud, EUPL winner in 2011 (2nd floor room)
Immanuel Mifsud was born in Malta in 1967. He teaches Maltese modern poetry and literary theory at the University of…

27 February 2012

Passa Porta offers winning EUPL author a residence in Brussels

Passa Porta, Brussels's International House of Literature, welcomes writers from all over the world to share their thoughts on literature with a multilingual audience in Europe's capital. It also nourishes new literary work by offering writers a…

30 January 2012

2011 winning authors' videos are online!

The interviews of the winning authors of 2011 are now online!
They are also available at the following adress:

17 January 2012

Immanuel Mifsud in Brussels on Tuesday 17 January 2012

The Permanent Representation of Malta to the EU and the Malta Council for Culture and the Arts organise a celebration event in honour of Immanuel Mifsud, winner of the EU Prize for Literature.
The event will be held on tuesday, January 17th, 2012…

16 January 2012

Agents and Rights directors can now update information

Our website now allows the agents and rights directors of the winners to update the information on the author they are representing. If you are representing one of the awarded author and wish to update the author page (and increase chances to…