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European Union Prize for Literature announces 2020 shortlist candidates

  • Jasmina Kanuric
  • 16 avril, 2020

We are excited to reveal 47 authors and books from 13 participating countries nominated for the 2020 European Union Prize for Literature 

 

European Union Prize for Literature (EUPL) recognises emerging fiction writers from across Europe. The award includes 41 countries which are part of the Creative Europe programme – an initiative which aims to strengthen Europe’s cultural and creative sectors. The EUPL was launched in 2009, and since then recognised 122 winning authors through 11 editions. Each year, the EUPL awards one winner per country from a third of participating countries. This year's edition will award winners from 13 countries: Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Kosovo, Luxembourg, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Norway and Spain.

 

The winners of the EUPL 2020 edition will be announced on 19 May. 

 

EUPL 2020 shortlist 

 

We are proud to present the 2020 shortlist for the European Union Prize for Literature (the list below is in alphabetical order): 

 

Belgium

Charly Delwart, Databiographie (Databiography), publisher: Flammarion

Nathalie Skowronek, La carte des regrets (The map of regrets), publisher: Grasset

Odile d’Oultremont, Baïkonour (Baikonur), publisher: Editions de l'Observatoire

Victoire de Changy, L’île longue (The long island), publisher: Autrement

 

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Adnan Repeša, Svojta (Taxa), publisher: Synopsis

Danijel Gatarić, Libreto (Libretto), publisher: Kontrast

Elvedin Nezirović, Ništa lakše od umiranja (Nothing easier than dying), publisher: Laguna

Lana Bastašić, Uhvati zeca (Catch the rabbit), publisher: Buybook

 

Croatia

Kristina Gavran, Gitara od palisandra (The rosewood guitar), publisher: Disput

Maša Kolanović, Poštovani kukci i druge jezive priče (Dear insects and other scary stories), publisher: Profil knjiga

Nenad Stipanić, Bogovi neona (Neon Gods), publisher: Sandorf

Zoran Malkoč, Umro Supermen (Superman is dead), publisher: Fraktura

 

Cyprus

Κυθρεώτης Χρίστος (Christos Kithreotis), Εκεί που ζούμε (The place we live), publisher: Patakis Publications

Σωτηρίου Κωνσταντία (Constandia Sotiriou), Πικρία χώρα (Bitter country), publisher: Patakis Publications

Σταύρος Χριστοδούλου (Stavros Christodoulou), Τη μέρα που πάγωσε ο ποταμός (The day the river froze), publisher: Kastaniotis Publications

 

Denmark

Asta Olivia Nordenhof, Penge på lommen (Money in your pocket), publisher: Basilisk

Maren Uthaug, En lykkelig slutning (A happy ending), publisher: Lindhardt and Ringhof

Morten Pape, Guds Bedste Børn (God's Best Children), publisher: Politikens

Thomas Korsgaard, Tyverier (Thefts), publisher: Lindhardt and Ringhof

 

Estonia

Kaur Riismaa, Väike Ferdinand (Little Ferdinand), publisher: Vihmakass ja Kakerdaja

Mait Vaik, Kurvake sügis (Sad autumn), publisher: Puiestee

Mudlum (Made Luiga), Poola poisid (Polish boys), publisher: Strata

 

Germany

Gunther Geltinger, Benzin (Petrol), publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

Leif Randt, Allegro Pastell (Allegro Pastel), publisher: Verlag Kiepenheuer & Witsch

Matthias Nawrat, Der traurige Gast (The Sad Guest), publisher: Rowohlt Verlag

Paulina Czienskowski, Taubenleben (Pigeon life), publisher: Blumenbar

Peggy Mädler, Wohin wir gehen (Where we are going), publisher: Verlag Galiani Berlin

 

Kosovo

Azem Deliu, Shënimet e krimbit Smolinski (Notes of the Worm Smolinsky), publisher: Onufri

Majlinda Bregasi, Gërsheti i prerë (The Cut Braid), publisher: Koha

Shpëtim Selmani, Libërthi i dashurisë (The Booklet of Love), publisher: Armagedoni

 

Luxembourg

Francis Kirps, Die Mutationen (The Mutations), publisher: Hydre Editions

Jeff Schinker, Sabotage (Sabotage), publisher: Hydre Editions

Samuel Hamen, V wéi vreckt, w wéi Vitess : Erzielung (Kaput), publisher: G. Binsfeld

 

Montenegro

Milo Masoničić, Kraj smjene (The End of the shift), publisher: Treći trg

Stefan Bošković, Ministar (Minister), publisher: Nova knjiga

 

North Macedonia

Давор Стојановски (Davor Stojanovski), Утеха за голите (Consolation for the naked), publisher: Или-или (ili-ili)

Ѓорѓи Крстевски (Gjorgji Krstevski), Другата страна (The Other side), publisher: Бегемот (Begemot)

Михајло Свидерски (Mihajlo Sviderski), Последните денови на Ханс (Han's last days), publisher: Или-или (ili-ili)

Петар Андоновски (Petar Andonovski), Страв од варвари (Fear of barbarians), publisher: Или-или (ili-ili)

 

Norway

Atle Berge, Puslingar (Roughneck), publisher: Samlaget 

Bjørn Esben Almaas, Den gode vennen (The good friend), publisher: Oktober 

Maria Navarro Skarange, Bok om sorg (Book of grief), publisher: Oktober 

Therese Tungen, Kjærleik og det som liknar (Love and the like), publisher: Aschehoug

 

Spain

Elisa Ferrer, Temporada de avispas (Wasp season), publisher: Tusquets

Irene Solà, Canto jo i la muntanya balla (I sing and the mountain dances), publisher: Anagrama

Joan Benesiu, Serem Atlàntida (We will be Atlantis), publisher: Periscopi

Raquel Taranilla, Noche y océano (Night and ocean), publisher: Seix Barral

 

Shortlist for each country has been selected by a national jury of literary experts. More information about jury composition and 2020 members can be found here
 

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