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14 December 2016

Antonis Georgiou's EUPL event in Cyprus provides the perfect finale for the EUPL events of 2016

Last Thursday, on the 8th of December, the round of celebration of the EUPL winners of 2016 have arrived to the picturesque island of Cyprus. As a country with only a handful of internationally recognised authors, there was a strong feeling of…

30 November 2016

Event in Madrid with Jesús Carrasco on the 25th of November

On the 25th of November, the Antonio Machado bookstore has welcomed Jesús Carrasco, Spanish winner of the 2016 European Union Prize for Literature who - since his victory - is not really an up-and-coming talent anymore, but rather one of Europe's…

23 November 2016

Cyprus event with 2016 winner Antonis Georgiou confirmed for the 8th of December

Antonis Georgiou, Cypriot winner of the European Union Prize for Literature in 2016, will celebrate his victory in his homeland on the 8th of December, 2016. The author, who also works as a lawyer, magazine editor and playwright, will welcome…

17 November 2016

Event with Spanish winner Jesús Carrasco to be held on the 25th of November

Event with Spanish winner Jesús Carrasco to be held on the 25th of November
On Friday, the 25th of November, Spanish winner Jesús Carrasco will celebrate his book in the Machado bookshop in the “Círculo de Bellas Artes” in Madrid. To match…

16 November 2016

The selection process for next year's candidates is underway!

After having participated in a kick-off meeting to learn about their tasks and duties in October, members of the national juries are now in the process of compiling their countries' shortlist of talented and up-and-coming fiction writers.

2 November 2016

EUPL-winning authors celebrated at the Frankfurt Book Fair

With around 7,300 exhibitors and almost 300,000 visitors, the Frankfurt Book Fair is arguably the biggest trade fair for the international publishing industry. 
Since this year's Guests of Honour have been Flanders and The Netherlands,…

9 October 2016

EUPL event held in Estonia with Paavo Matsin "wonderfully intimate"

Croissants and glasses of wine awaited the 30-odd literature fans who have attended the official EUPL event dedicated to celebrate Paavo Matsin's victory. The author, famous for his extravagant character and avant-garde writing, looked to be…

8 September 2016

EUPL winner of Romania, Claudiu M. Florian, will celebrate his award-winning book in the loveliest new bookstore of Bucharest

Next Wednesday, on the 14th of September, this year’s Romanian European Union Prize for Literature winner Claudiu M. Florian will visit the “Cărtureşti Carousel”, a magical monument-turned-bookstore in the centre of Bucharest. The writer,…

15 June 2016


All the interviews of 2016 EUPL winning authors will be soon available on our website. Watch now the teaser in order to open your appetite, clic on "Awards Ceremonies" to access. 
Further videos will be accessible with each authors’ profile.

2 June 2016

Award ceremony of the 2016 EU Prize for Literature

This year, the EUPL Award ceremony took place Tuesday 31st May 2016 at the Concert Noble. To read the press release, please download our 2016 Press Kit. 

5 April 2016

The 12 winners 2016 revealed by the European Commission

The winners of the 2016 European Union Prize for Literature were announced today at the European Commission by Mr. Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport. The award recognises the best new and emerging…

22 February 2016

Meet Portuguese EUPL Winner David Machado in Porto, to celebrate the fantastic success of his novel "Índice Médio de Felicidade"

On 27th of February, EUPL Winner David Machado will present his award winning book Índice Médio de Felicidade (Average Happiness Index) in Porto.
Don’t miss out on the chance to meet one of Europe’s emerging authors by heading down to…

17 February 2016

French EUPL Winner Gaëlle Josse will celebrate her book "Le dernier gardien d’Ellis Island" with a discussion and a meet and greet at Lamartine Bookshop in Paris

This Wednesday, French EUPL Winner Gaëlle Josse will be in Paris to celebrate her EUPL awarded novel Le dernier gardien d’Ellis Island (The Last Guardian of Ellis Island).
So if you happen to be around Paris, tomorrow afternoon drop by at…

27 January 2016

Svetlana Žuchová, EUPL Slovak Winner 2015, will be celebrating her awarded book "Obrazy zo života M." with a lively debate in Bratislava

On the 4th of February, EUPL Winner Svetlana Žuchová will be in Bratislava to celebrate her winning novel Obrazy zo života M. (Scenes from the Life of M.).
So, if you happen to be around the Slovak capital, make sure to drop by Artforum (Kozia…