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13 December 2018

EUPL Writing Contest winners announced in a prestigious Awards Ceremony in Vienna!

36 EUPL winning authors from 26 different countries participated in the EUPL Writing Contest “A European Story: EUPL Winners Write Europe”. The winners in the different catgeories were announced at today’s Awards Ceremony in Vienna,…

10 December 2018

4 EUPL laureates discover Japan

On the occasion of the European Literature Festival held in Tokyo from 22-25 November, Lidija Dimkovska (FYROM, 2013), Adam Foulds (UK, 2011), Jasmin B. Frelih (Slovenia, 2016) and Walid Nabhan (2017, Malta) were invited to present their…

4 December 2018

EUPL Winners Faruk Sehic & Undine Radzeviciute at Rome Book Fair

On Thursday 6 December at 11.30, two European Union Prize for Literature (EUPL) laureates will participate in a round table at the Rome Book Fair - ‘Più Libri Più Liberi’, Room Antares.
Undine Radzeviciute, 2015 winner from Lithuania, and…

30 October 2018

EUPL Awards Ceremony on 6 November 2018 in Vienna

This year’s European Union Prize for Literature (EUPL) Awards Ceremony will take place on Tuesday, 6 November 2018 at the Belvedere Palace in Vienna, Austria.
This prestigious ceremony will mark the final event of the EUPL’s 10th

26 October 2018

Çiler İlhan & Ófeigur Sigurðsson at Antwerp Book Fair

On Saturday, 10 November from 14:00 to 15:00, two European Union Prize for Literature (EUPL) laureates will participate in an event at the Oranje Podium of the Antwerp Book Fair.
Çiler İlhan, 2011 winner from Turkey, will read excerpts from her…

18 October 2018

Osvalds Zebris at Belgrade Book Fair

EUPL 2017 winner Osvalds Zebris from Latvia will be a special guest at the 63rd Belgrade Book Fair, taking place next week.
Arete Publishing House and EUPL Serbia have organised a number of events with Osvalds Zebris during the whole fair. A…

16 October 2018

Last edition of European Stories Series on 25 October

Literature forms an integral part of our common European heritage. This is why the European Union Prize for Literature (EUPL) and the House of European History are partnering for an exciting initiative: A European Story – a series of guided tours…

8 October 2018

EUPL at Frankfurt Book Fair 2018

Tuesday, 9 October 2018
EUPL sponsors Tuesday morning coffee at the Fair
In the morning of the 9th October, come and drink coffee and learn more about EUPL winners in the Literary Agents & Scouts Centre as well as in the…

26 September 2018

EUPL winners attend Long Night of LiteratureS 2018 in New Delhi

The Long Night of LiteratureS 2018, which will take place from 26-28 September 2018 in New Delhi, aims to promote awareness and endorse linguistic and cultural diversity of Europe, stemming from the uniqueness of individual expressions of various…

17 September 2018

EUPL Laureates at upcoming Frankfurt Book Fair

On Saturday, 13 October (12:00 to 13:00) three EUPL Laureates will read at the new Frankfurt Pavilion, the biggest stage at this year's Frankfurt Book Fair.
Jean Back, 2010 winner from Luxembourg, Magdalena Parys, 2015 winner from Poland and…

29 August 2018

Second edition of European Story Series coming up!

We are sorry to announce that the guided visit and reading in Greek with Myrto Azina Chronides has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. Thank you for your understanding and please accept or apologies for any inconvenience caused.  

9 July 2018

Jānis Joņevs at the Hong Kong Book Fair "Europe And Literature"

The event "Europe and Literature" will Jānis Jonevs, EUPL 2014 winner from Latvia, will take place at the Hong Kong Book Fair on 19 July 2018 at 18:30.
In this seminar, Jānis Joņevs, the Latvian winner of the 2014 edition of the European Union…

13 June 2018

Interview with Sunjeev Sahota

At the end of May, EUPL 2017 UK winning author Sunjeev Sahota and 2014 UK winner Evie Wyld met at the London Review Bookshop to discuss the Prize, the state of European literature and Britain's place in the post-Brexit international literary…

7 June 2018

Interview with Jamal Ouariachi

Last April, EUPL 2017 Dutch winner Jamal Ouariachi was the guest of Athenaeum Boekhandel to present his winning book Een honger. The evening was rich in events as Jeroen van Kan interviewed the author, Arie Storm paid him a tribute and an…

4 June 2018

EUPL winners at Lisbon Book Fair

This Friday, Çiler İlhan, 2011 winner from Turkey, David Machado, 2015 winner from Portugal, and Jasmin B. Frelih, 2016 winner from Slovenia will be discussing their experiences with the EU Prize for Literature and the impact of the Prize on…

28 May 2018

Event with EUPL winning author Sunjeev Sahota on 31 May in London

31 May will be your opportunity to meet two outstanding EUPL UK winners in London. Sunjeev Sahota, 2017 winner will take the floor with Evie Wyld, 2014 Winner. The discussion will take place at the London Review Bookshop, 14 Bury Place, London,…

22 May 2018

EU Prize for Literature 10th Anniversary - Writing Contest Launch Event

In 2018 the European Union Prize for Literature (EUPL) is celebrating its 10th anniversary. To mark this special occasion a virtual and physical journey through the literary Europe and a writing contest on the topic of Europe have been…

15 May 2018

Interview with Kallia Papadaki

On 4 May, Greek readers had the opportunity to meet 2017 EUPL Greek winner Kallia Papadaki after a panel discussing EUPL, Literature and Europe at the Thessaloniki Book Fair. Kallia was accompanied on stage by 2017 EUPL Serbian winner Darko…

4 May 2018

A European Story Series #1

Literature forms an integral part of our common European heritage. This is why, the European Union Prize for Literature (EUPL) and the House of European History are partnering for an exciting initiative: A European Story – a series of guided…

3 May 2018

Interview with Aleksandar Bečanović

On Monday 23rd April Gradska knjižara, Nova knjiga and EUPL invited you to meet with 2017 EUPL Montenegrin winner Aleksandar Bečanović. Aleksandar discussed his winning book Arcueil with Blasa Brkovic, another Montenegrin writer. At…

2 May 2018

Event with EUPL winning author Kallia Papadaki on 4 May in Thessaloniki

On 4 May take the opportunity of meeting 2017 EUPL winners Darko Tuševljaković and Kallia Papadaki at the Thessaloniki Book Fair at 19.00, Babel venue. The event will start with a panel discussing EUPL, Literature and Europe with Anne Bergman…

20 April 2018

Event with EUPL winning author Jamal Ouariachi on 25 April in Amsterdam

Wednesday 25th April, Athenaeum Boekhandel, in partnership with EUPL, invite you to spend an evening with our 2017 Dutch winner, Jamal Ouariachi. Jeroen van Kan will interview the author, while Arie Storm will pay him a tribute. The evening will…

18 April 2018

Event with EUPL winning author Aleksandar Bečanović on 23 April in Podgorica

Monday 23rd April is World Book Day. In order to celebrate this exceptional day, Gradska knjižara, Nova knjiga and EUPL invite you to meet with 2017 EUPL Montenegrin winner Aleksandar Bečanović. The event will be held at Gradska knjižara,…

13 April 2018

EUPL Winner Makis Tsitas on book tour through Poland 17 - 21 April 2018

Makis Tsitas, EUPL 2014 winner from Greece, is embarking on an exciting book tour through Poland to promote the Polish translation of his book Μάρτυς μου ο Θεός (God is my witness). The tour, which has been organised by the publishing…

10 April 2018

EUPL at London Book Fair 2018

The European Union Prize for Literature celebrates Baltic laureates and its 10th Anniversary Writing Contest.
At the Market Focus Opening Ceremony on Tuesday, 10 April 2018, the Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for…

4 April 2018

Interview with Osvalds Zebris

Last week Osvalds Zebris was hosted by Jānis Roze bookshop in Riga to present his award-winning book 'Gaiļu kalna ēnā' (In the Shadow of Rooster Hill). During the small reception that followed, the audience had the opportunity to exchange with…

28 March 2018

Professional jury of EUPL Writing Contest announced!

The EUPL Consortium is very pleased to announce the members of the professional jury, who will be judging the EUPL Writing Contest “EUPL Winners Write Europe”, a unique short fiction competition that celebrates Europe, literature and – above…

23 March 2018

Event with EUPL winning author Osvalds Zebris on 28 March in Riga

On Wednesday 28th March, 5pm, Jānis Roze bookshop (5 K. Barona iela, Riga) and EUPL invite you to meet with our 2017 Latvian winner, Osvalds Zebris. Discussion with the author and a signing session will open the event followed by speeches from…

20 March 2018

Interview with Walid Nabhan

Last Saturday, EUPL Maltese Winner 2017, Walid Nabhan presented his award-winning book L-Eżodu taċ-Ċikonji (Exodus of Storks) at the Citadel Cultural Centre in Gozo. Interviewed by Kit Azzopardi, the Palestinian-Maltese author also signed…

15 March 2018

Interview with Ina Vultchanova

On 15th March, Ina Vultchanova will present her award-winning book at the National Palace of Culture (NDK) in Sofia and answer the questions of Svetlozar Zhelev. At this occasion, she has answered a few questions for EUPL. 
“I imagine this is a…

14 March 2018

Events with EUPL winning author Walid Nabhan on 17 March in Gozo

On Saturday 17th March, Inizjamed together with EUPL and the Citadel Cultural Centre will be hosting an activity in Gozo in honour of Walid Nabhan. Nabhan, a prolific Palestinian-Maltese author, is the Maltese winner of the European Union Prize for…

13 March 2018

EUPL Bookshop Event with Bulgarian Winner Ina Vultchanova, Sofia

Join us on Thursday, 15 March, at 7pm for an exclusive meeting with EUPL 2017 winner Ina Vultchanova from Bulgaria. 
The event will take place at the National Palace of Culture (NDK) in Sofia, Bulgaria. Ina will present her award-winning book…

20 February 2018

EUPL winners at Latvian Book Fair 2018

This year's Latvian Book Fair will take place in Riga from 23 to 25 February 2018. Kristian Bang Foss, EUPL 2013 winner from Denmark, will be travelling to Riga to speak about the European Union Prize for Literature and present the new Latvian…

12 February 2018

EUPL winning authors at Brussels Book Fair on 24 February 2018

Three EUPL winners, Gabriela Babnik (Slovenia, 2013), Ioana Pârvulescu (Romania, 2013) and Carolina Schutti (Austria, 2015) will be coming to the Brussels Book Fair at the end of the month to present the French translations of the EUPL winning…

9 February 2018

EUPL winning authors at Vilnius Book Fair on 22 February 2018

The 19th Vilnius Book Fair, taking place from 22 to 25 February 2018, will traditionally present new books in print, host discussions and offer an interesting programme for professionals from Europe and beyond. This year, the fair…

9 February 2018

Interview with Bianca Bellová

Which part of yourself did you bring to the story of Jezero? (Biographical facts, a friend or a family member has inspired you for a character, etc.)
None of it, actually, perhaps except for the feelings which are quite universal to all humans. But…

30 January 2018

EUPL Bookshop Event with Czech Winner Bianca Bellová, Prague

On Thursday February 8th, Host publishing, Knihy Dobrovský and EUPL invite you to meet EUPL Czech winner 2017 Bianca Bellová in Prague. 
The event is starting at 5pm and will be held at the Knihy Dobrovský bookshop, Václavské náměstí…

2 January 2018

EUPL at the New Delhi World Book Fair 2018

The New Delhi World book Fair (NDWBF) will take place at the Pragati Maidan, New Delhi on 6 - 14  January 2018. The European Union will be the guest of honor of the NDWBF this year. A rich variety of European books, professional and sectoral…