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Published:  7 Mar 2023

Here are the 2023 European Union Prize for Literature nominees

The organisers of the European Union Prize for Literature have published the list of the 13 national nominees for the 2023 edition.

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Emerging authors from 13 countries have been nominated for the 2023 edition.

The 13 nominees for the European Union prize for literature

  • Armenia: Lusine Kharatyan, ՍԻՐԻԱՎԵՊ (A Syrian Affair), publisher: Granish
  • Croatia: Martina Vidaić, Stjenice (Bedbugs), publisher: Naklada Ljevak
  • Cyprus: Χάρη Ν. Σπανού (Hari N. Spanou), Φυλάκιο (The Outlook), publisher: Εκδόσεις Αιγαίον (Aegan Publications)
  • Czechia: Ondřej Štindl, Tolik popela (So Much Ash), publisher: Argo
  • Estonia: Tõnis Tootsen, Ahvide pasteet. Ühe ahvi mälestusi ja mõtteid (Pâté of the Apes: One Primate’s Thoughts and Memories), publisher: Kaarnakivi Seltsi Kirjastus
  • Finland: Iida Rauma, Hävitys (Destruction), publisher: Siltala Publishing
  • France: Maud Simonnot, L’heure des oiseaux (The Hour of Birds), publisher: Editions de l’Observatoire
  • Kosovo: Ag Apolloni, Kësulëkuqja, përrallë për të rritur (Little Red Riding Hood, a tale for adults), publisher : Bard Books
  • Liechtenstein: Anna Ospelt, Fruhe pflanzung (Early Planting), publisher: Limmat
  • Luxembourg: Jeff Schinker, Ma vie sous les tentes (My life in tents), publisher: Hydre Éditions
  • Montenegro: Ilija Đurović, Sampas, publisher: Treći Trg
  • Poland: Sabina Jakubowska, Akuszerki (The Midwives), publisher: Grupa Wydawnicza Relacja
  • Sweden: Marit Kapla, Kärlek på svenska (Love in Swedish), publisher: Teg Publishing

The 2023 EUPL Prize winner and the five special mentions will be revealed on 28 April, during the announcement ceremony at the Leipzig Book Fair.

All nominated authors will be promoted across Europe, with the aim of reaching a wider international audience that could connect with authors beyond their national and linguistic borders.

Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth said:

The European Union Prize for Literature sheds light on talented authors, whose works depict our lives, and touch our hearts. Heartfelt congratulations to the thirteen nominees!

About the European Union Prize for Literature

The European Union Prize for Literature recognises emerging fiction writers from the European Union and beyond since its creation in 2009. The Prize celebrates outstanding new literary talents from all 41 countries participating in the Creative Europe programme.

The prize promotes the circulation of literary works in Europe and encourages greater interest in non-national literary works. It puts the spotlight on creativity and the diverse wealth of Europe’s contemporary literature in the field of fiction.

The prize is organised by a consortium of associations comprising by the Federation of European Publishers (FEP) and the European and International Booksellers Federation (EIBF), with the support of the European Commission.

Tagged in:  Creative Europe
Published:  7 Mar 2023