EUPL Book Club
Looking for new reading material to keep you entertained while you #StayAtHome? Want to engage with readers from all over the world? Want to discover books from emerging fiction writers? Join us for a digital EUPL Book Club!
1 July - Historical fiction: Spothlighting the novels of Ioana Pârvulescu, Gaëlle Josse and Osvalds Zebris, our third book club focused around historical fictions. On 1 July, we were joined by Ioana and Osvalds for a discussion around their books and the historical periods they are set in. Listen to podcast recording from the event here.
27 May - Family and relationships: Our second book club meeting spotlighted relationships and family. We looked at the EUPL winning novels from Benetict Wells, Christophe van Gerrewey and Karen Gillece, then had a nice discussion with Chistophe about his book and writing career. Missed our talk? Listen to podcast recording from the event here.
22 April - Dystopian fiction: Our first session about dystopian fiction took place on Wednesday, 22 April, 7pm. We were joined by our three winning authors Jasmin B. Frelih, Bianca Bellová, and Piia Leino for a engaging talk on dystopian fiction and the worlds they've created in their novels. Missed our talk? Listen to podcast recording from the event here.
EUPL writers on the occasion of the World Refugee Day
Ahead of the World Refugee Day on 20 June, EUPL spoke with Walid Nabhan (Malta, 2017) and Giovanni Dozzini (Italy, 2019) highlighting topics of displacement, identity, and the role of literature in raising awareness to the challenges refugees and displaced people face globally. Listen to the podcast here.
Digital Q&A - Women's Writes in Conversation with Lana Bastašić and Raquel Martínez Gómez López
On 17 June, 7pm UK time, EUPL laureates Lana Bastašić (Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2020) and Raquel Martínez Gómez López (Spain, 2013) spoke about their journeys to writing during an online Q&A with the female-led book club Women's Writes. Rewatch the event here.
Jan Carson's lockdown diary
Follow the lockdown of our 2019 laureate from Ireland, Jan Carson, as she tells us about what she's been up to at home. Read her diary entries here and on our social media channels!
Online Masterclass with Ciler Ilhan's: ReadAct
In this EU Prize for Literature digital masterclass, Çiler İlhan, the Turkish laureate of the EUPL in 2011, introduced us to ReadAct, a practice that she describes as "a unique way of reading", at the crossroad of reading and acting. During the hour-long session, İlhan read excerpts from her EUPL-awarded book "Exile" while teaching how to improve speaking skills and enrich storytelling experience for participants.
Digital Q&A: Women's Writes in Conversation with Piia Leino and Gabriela Babnik
On 13 May, 7pm UK time, EUPL laureates Piia Leino (Finland 2019) and Gabriela Babnik (Slovenia 2013) talked about their journeys to writing during an online Q&A with the female-led book club Women's Writes. Re-watch the talk here.
EUPL and Europe Day
Ahead of Europe Day on Saturday, 9 May, we spoke with three EUPL winners: Gast Groeber, our 2016 winner from Luxembourg, Haska Shyyan, our 2019 winner from Ukraine, and Immanuel Mifsud, our 2011 winner from Malta. During out talk, we explored how our winning authors experience the linguistic and cultural landscape in Europe, discussed how EUPL helped them overcome potential barriers to reach wider audiences, and spoke about the current pandemic and how that might have influenced their writing and thinking about global world. Listen to the podcast here.
Marta Dzido reading Frajda
You can listen to our 2019 laureate Marta Dzido from Poland reading the English excerpt of her winning book ‘Frajda’ anywhere with this series of reading podcasts.
EUPL 2019 Giveaway (closed)
Congrats to the winners of our 14 winning books from 2019! This giveaway was hosted on FB, Twitter, and Instagram until 15 April, 12pm.
Digital Q&A: Women's Writes in Conversation with Evie Wyld and Bianca Bellová
On 15 April, 7pm UK time, EUPL laureates Evie Wyld (UK 2014) and Bianca Bellová (Czech Republic 2017) talked their journeys to writing during an online Q&A with the female-led book club Women's Writes. Re-watch the talk here.