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14 December 2017

Interview with Darko Tuševljaković

What made you decide to write about PTSD and mental health?  
PTSD, I think, is just one of the aspects of characters’ internal lives that I’ve covered in my novel. You have to be interested in the mental health of your characters, that’s…

8 December 2017

Signing session and discussion with Darko Tuševljaković in Belgrade

Next Thursday, December 14, Arhipelag and EUPL invite you to meet EUPL Serbian winner 2017 Darko Tuševljaković at the bookshop "Bookastore" in Belgrade. 
The event is free and will start at 5pm. Darko will sign his book, engage in a discussion…

20 November 2017

EUPL 10th Anniversary Writing Contest for previous EUPL winners launched today

A European Story: EUPL Winners Write Europe
In 2018 the European Union Prize for Literature (EUPL) will celebrate its 10th anniversary. To mark this special occasion, the EUPL Consortium is announcing the creation of the European Union…

27 September 2017

Video of event with 3 Luxembourgish EUPL winners is here!

Watch the highlights of our event with the three Luxembourgish EUPL winners, Gast Groeber, Tullio Forgiarini and Jean Back as well as Teresa Ruiz Rosas, the translator of Roger Manderscheid. This event was moderated in Luxembourgish, French and…

6 September 2017

Video of event with EUPL 2016 winner Christophe Van Gerrewey

Listen to Christophe Van Gerrewey, EUPL 2016 winner from Belgium, and Jozefin Van Beek, editor of the cultural magazine Oogst, a montly culture magazine about visual arts, literature and film, talk about their experiences in the worlds of culture…

1 August 2017

La Tierra que Pisamos released in French - Interview with the author (French)

"La tierra que pisamos" (The Earth we tread), Jesus Carrasco's EUPL winning novel has now been released in French. At this occasion, the author has been interviewed by the Belgian newspaper "Le Soir". Discover further this Spanish writer and his…

30 June 2017

Interview with EUPL 2016 winner Gast Groeber

Our interview with Gast Groeber, the EUPL 2016 winner from Luxembourg, is now available.
Watch the video (in French) below to hear how the EUPL has influenced his life as a writer and find out more about what he has been up to in the last year.

27 June 2017

Event with Belgian EUPL 2016 winner Christophe Van Gerrewey in Antwerp

On Saturday, 1 July 2017, an event with former EUPL winner Christophe Van Gerrewey and Jozefien Van Beek from Oogst Magazine, will take place at De Groene Waterman in Antwerp. Jozefin Van Beek, who is the editor of the cultural magazine Oogst, a…

2 June 2017

Event with 3 former EUPL winners from Luxembourg

On Tuesday, 13 June 2017, Librairie Ernster is organising a literary evening with the 3 former EUPL winners from Luxembourg, Gast Groeber, Tullio Forgiarini and Jean Back as well as Teresa Ruiz Rosas, the translator of Roger Manderscheid. Jermone…

24 May 2017

2017 EU Prize for Literature Awards Ceremony

Yesterday the twelve EUPL winning authors 2017 presented a passage from their book, before being given their award by Mr Tibor NAVRACSICS, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, and Mr Dimitrios PAPADIMOULIS, Vice-President…

3 May 2017

"Booksellers are the most passionate and informed readers"

The writer Benedict Wells rarely gives interviews – but wouldn’t it be a shame to let a great conversation about Europe, populism and independent booksellers go unpublished? That was what Wells thought too.
By Stefan Hauck
You’ve held Swiss…

2 May 2017

Belgium Bookshop Event: Christophe van Gerrewey, author of 'Op de hoogte'

NB: Unfortunately, this event has had to be rescheduled. We will post new time and place on here as soon as possible.
The next bookshop event is just around the corner! On 4 May, the Belgian winner of the 2016 European Union Prize for Literature,…

28 April 2017

Passa Porta's May Writer of Residence: Jasmin B. Frelih

In May 2017, Slovenian author Jasmin B. Frelih will be moving into Passa Porta's writer's flat, and you get the chance to meet him twice!
20 May at 11am in Antwerp: Literary brunch
31 May at 8pm in Brussels: Presentation of the Dutch language…

21 April 2017

Announcement of winners of the 2017 European Union Prize for Literature

We are pleased to announce the twelve winners of the 2017 European Union Prize for Literature:
Rudi Erebara (Albania), Ina Vultchanova (Bulgaria), Bianca Bellová (the Czech Republic), Kallia Papadaki (Greece), Halldóra K. Thoroddsen (Iceland),…

3 April 2017

Photos of the Slovenian event at the Leipzig Book Fair

The photo album on our Facebook page has been updated with photos from the Slovenian reception that was held on March 24th at the Leipzig Book Fair.
Selja Ahava (Finland), Gast Groeber (Luxembourg), Claudiu M. Florian (Romania) and Jasmin B.…

31 March 2017

Photos of Selja Ahava's reading session at the Leipzig Book Fair now online!

Selja Ahava, EUPL winner in 2016, attended the Leipzig Book Fair (Leipziger Buchmesse) where she engaged her public during three reading events. Photos of the first reading are available on our Facebook page.

22 March 2017

Video of Tanja Stupar-Trifunović at Sarajevo event (Bosnia and Herzegovina) now available!

During February's EUPL event in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2016 winner Tanja Stupar-Trifunović shared her insight on the "primary and complex" relationship between a mother and a daughter that is central to her novel Satovi u majčinoj…

21 March 2017

Three events with EUPL authors at the Leipzig Book Fair, 23-24 March

Three events involving EUPL winners from last year will be held later this week at the Leipziger Buchmesse, the Leipzig Book Fair.
At 3 pm on Thursday 23, and at 4 pm on Friday 24, a reading session with Finnish author Selja Ahava at the Nordic…

15 March 2017

Photos from Brussels Book Fair event now available

The photos from the EUPL event held on March 13th, 2017 at the Brussels Book Fair are now available on our Facebook page!
Click here to view the album.

8 March 2017

EUPL at the Brussels Book Fair on Mon 13 March - Panel "L’Europe littéraire, utopie ou réalité?"

On the occasion of the Brussels Book Fair, 9-13 March 2017, the European Commission awaits you at its stand, located at Tour & Taxis, Hall 1, Stand 113. There, the European institutions will engage the general public by promoting Europe,…

7 March 2017

Creative Europe's Literary Translation scheme co-finances more than 120 new translations in 15 European languages

The "Literary translation" scheme is part of Creative Europe's efforts to promote the transnational circulation of literature and its diversity in Europe and beyond and to expand the readership of quality translated books.
The scheme offers grants…

1 March 2017

EUPL shortlists for 2017 will be announced on March 22

This year's European Union Prize for Literature shortlists will be announced on the 22nd of March.
The twelve selected countries in 2017 are Albania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Iceland, Latvia, Malta, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Serbia,…

21 February 2017

Wonderful cultural evening with Tanja Stupar-Trifunović in beautiful old Sarajevo

Our second EUPL event of 2017 was held on the 16th of February at Svjetlostkomerc, a charming bookstore located amidst the historical landmarks of Stari Grad, Sarajevo's old district.
After an opening speech by her publisher, Tanja…

14 February 2017

Upcoming event: Tanja Stupar-Trifunović in Sarajevo on the 16th of Februrary

Bosnian author Tanja Stupar-Trifunović will be in Sarajevo to discuss her novel "Satovi u majčinoj sobi" (Clocks in my mother's room), the touching story of a mother and her daughter that was awarded the EUPL prize in 2016.
The event will…

3 February 2017

2016 EUPL winner Jasmin B. Frelih shares his thoughts and plans for the upcoming year

At the EUPL event held in Ljubljana (Slovenia) last month, 2016 EUPL winner Jasmin B. Frelih seduced his audience with a delightful combination of literature and music.
Here are some of his thoughts on the changes that this prize brought…

24 January 2017

Perfect mix of music, gastronomy and literature on Jasmin B. Frelih's event in Ljubljana

Although the event description on the bookshop's page mentioned a "musical performance" to be part of the event organised to celebrate Jasmin B. Frelih's EUPL victory, not many expected the author to provide the soundtrack himself. This pleasant…

12 January 2017

EUPL 2016 event in Slovenia on the 19th of January

The bookshop event celebrating the victory of Jasmin B. Frelih's book Na/Pol winning the European Union Prize for Literature in 2016 is to be held on the 19th of January in the Mladinska knjiga na Trubarjevi Bookshop in the centre of Ljubljana.…