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24 December 2013

Interviews of 2013 winning authors are online

The interviews of this year's winning authors are now available.
The interviews of Lidija Dimkovska (FYROM) and Gabriela Babnik (Slovenia) don't have subtitles yet, but the subtitled versions will be online soon!

18 December 2013

Marica Bodrozic, 2013 German winner in residence at Passa Porta

Marica Bodrozic, EUPL winner in 2013, will be in residence at Passa Porta from November 24 until December 22, 2014.
She will spend four weeks at their writer's flat near the Old Grain Market.
Passa Porta invites foreign authors to undertake a…

18 December 2013

The first videos of the 2013 winning authors are online

Discover the first 8 videos of the winning Authors 2013!
Authors were interviewed at Passa Porta, in Brussels, the day before the Awards Ceremony.

13 December 2013

Isabelle Wery participates in the Female Writers' Marathon in Brussels

24 hours of reading for 72 exerpts of texts writtend by women, accompanied by live music from 27 musicians: SACD supports the second Female Writers' Marathon, which will be held at Atelier 210 on…

13 December 2013

Interview with Cristian Crusat, Spanish EUPL winner in 2013 - El Paìs

Pasan casi 10 segundos entre la pregunta —“¿Dónde está su casa?”— y la respuesta —“No sabría decirlo”—. Cristian Crusat, que acaba de ganar el Premio Europeo de Literatura 2013, cambia de residencia cada año y medio. Solo…

16 October 2013

Publishing rights for Katri Lipson's "The Ice-Cream Man" (Jäätelökauppias, Tammi 2012) sold in Turkey

We are delighted to announce that publishing rights for The Ice-Cream Man (Jäätelökauppias, Tammi 2012) by EUPL winner Katri Lipson have been sold to Nemesis for publication in Turkey in 2014. Rights had previously been sold to Argo, in…

1 October 2013

Göteborg Book Fair: Press Release

Links to press articles published after the announcement of the EUPL Winners at the Göteborg Book Fair can be found in the PDF file below.

26 September 2013

Winners of 2013 EU Prize for Literature announced!

The EU Prize for Literature rewards the best new or emerging authors throughout Europe. Organised by the European Commission, in cooperation with the European and International Booksellers Federation (EIBF), the European Writers' Council (EWC) and…

24 September 2013

Dialogue between authors: Emanuele Trevi and Laurence Plazenet discuss the life of an artist and impossible love

Since his death in 1975, Pier Paolo Pasolini hasn't ceased to inspire the imagination of our contemporary novelists. Essayist, poet, writer, filmmaker, he's been one of the greates modern artists and one of the last critical consciences in Europe.…

23 September 2013

European Commissioner for Culture to visit Göteborg Book Fair

Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, will attend the opening ceremony of the Göteborg Book Fair on Thursday, September 26. She will announce the names of the twelve writers that will be…

18 September 2013

EUPL Winners 2013

The profile of the 2013 EUPL winners will be available here on the 26th of September at 11am, as soon as Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou unveils their names at the Opening Ceremony of the Göteborg Book Fair.

16 July 2013

EUPL winners to be announced at the opening ceremony of the Goteborg Book Fair

The names of the twelve 2013 EUPL winners will be disclosed during the opening ceremony of the Goteborg Book Fair on the 26th of September 2013 by Androulla Vassiliou, EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth.…

17 June 2013

Awards Ceremony 2013

The twelve winners of the European Union Prize for Literature 2013 will be celebrated and presented with their awards in a ceremony on 26 November 2013.
The event will take place at the Concert Noble in Brussels in the presence of leading…

7 June 2013

City of Bohane by Kevin Barry is the winner of the 2013 International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award.

Lord-Mayor Naoise Ó Muirí, 2013 award winner Kevin Barry and Margaret Hayes (picture by Jason Clarke Photography)
"The €100,000 prize is the largest…

28 May 2013

Anna Kim in residence in Brussels

Austrian writer Anna Kim, EUPL winner in 2012, will be in residence at Passa Porta from June 24 until July 29, 2013.
She will spend five weeks at the writers' flat near the Old Grain Market.
For more information please visit the Passa Porta website.

14 May 2013

Meeting with Piotr Paziński - 18 May 2013 @ Warsaw Book Fair

4th Warsaw Book Fair at the National Stadium, hall London C
Professor Anna Nasiłowska, valued author, literature critic, and member of the national jury of the European Union Prize for Literature in 2012, will talk about the importance of the…

15 April 2013

Literature Across Frontiers promotes EUPL winners at London Book Fair

London Book Fair 2013, PEN Literary Café, 1-2 pm, Wednesday 17 April 2013
Authors Anna Kim (Austria) and Sara Mannheimer (Sweden), who were among the winners of the 2012 European Union Prize for Literature (IP/12/1082), have been invited to the…

9 April 2013

City of Bohane by Kevin Barry, shortlisted for the 2013 IMPAC Award

Ten novels have been shortlisted for the 2013 International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award.
The list includes City of Bohane by Irish author Kevin Barry, EUPL winner in 2012, five novels in translation (from Japan, Iceland, Norway, the Netherlands and…

6 March 2013

New research reveals the first ever accurate statistics for the publishing of literature in translation in the British Isles

Media Release: Monday 5th March 2013Three percent?
New research from Literature Across Frontiers - Publishing Data and Statistics on Translated Literature in the United Kingdom and Ireland - reveals the first ever accurate figures for the number of…

5 February 2013

Immanuel Mifsud reading at the Cork Spring Poetry Festival 2013

After participating in the historic Poetry Parnassus at London's Southbank Centre, Immanuel Mifsud, EUPL winner in 2012, will participate in Ireland's most prestigious poetry festival, the Cork Spring Poetry Festival.
The festival will be held on…

16 January 2013

Selected countries in 2013

The selected countries for the European Prize for Literature in 2013 are Belgium, Bosnia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Luxembourg, Romania, Slovenia, Spain and Macedonia.

14 January 2013

Join ECF's Narratives for Europe contributors at the Writers Unlimited Winternachten Festival!

Ece Temelkuran, David van Reybrouck and Rodaan Al Galidi will attend the Writers Unlimited Winternachten Festival 2013. From January 17 to 20, 2013, writers, poets, thinkers and musicians from all parts of the world will come together at the…