The consortium that reunites the European writers’, publishers’ and booksellers’ associations, tasked by the European Commission to organize the first edition of the European Union Prize for Literature (EUPL) is proud to announce the composition of the national juries for each of the 12 countries participating in 2009.
The Prize will reward the emerging talents in contemporary literature from the 34 countries taking part in the European Culture Programme for the 2009-2011 period.
The European Booksellers Federation (EBF), the European Writers’ Council (EWC) and the Federation of European Publishers (FEP), in charge of organizing the European Union Prize for Literature will then announce the names of the judges selected in each country.
The national juries’ selection has been coordinated by the EWC, in collaboration with EBF and FEP. Their composition depends on the national context of each participating country and includes authors, publishers and booksellers.
Before the end of May 2009, each jury will select an emerging author that fits the Prize guidelines and criteria.