WEDNESDAY 8/10/2014, 10.00 – 11.30 AM, Frankfurt Book Fair, THE NEW READING TENT ON THE AGORA
The winners of the European Union Prize for Literature (EUPL) will be announced, and this will be followed by a debate among European authors. What exactly do we mean by a common public space for European culture? Do we aspire to have one – and if so, why? How can literature help shape intellectual space in Europe? Why are there so many national literature prizes, but very few awards for European literature? Is culture just Europe‘s poor relation?
With 24 languages and more than 30 countries, Europe is a model of cultural and linguistic diversity. Indeed, it’s not possible for the EUPL – the only dedicated prize for emerging European authors – to cover every European country in a single year. Instead, national juries in a third of the countries eligible to participate in Creative Europe take it in turns to nominate a winning author. Over a three-year period all the countries are included. In 2014 the laureates come from Albania, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Greece, Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Malta, Montenegro, Serbia, the Netherlands, Turkey and the United Kingdom. What do Albania and the UK have in common, culturally speaking?
WITH: Androulla Vassiliou, EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth (keynote); PANEL: Marica Bodrožić (Germany, EUPL winner 2013), Mely Kiyak (Germany), Katri Lipson (Finland, EUPL winner 2013), Michail Schischkin (Russia); Chaired by: Janne Teller (Denmark).
If you would like to attend, please register at www.grafundfrey.de/anmeldung-eupl