The EUPL Writing Contest “A European Story: EUPL Winners Write Europe” was a unique short fiction competition that celebrated Europe, literature and – above all – 10 years of the European Union Prize for Literature.
36 EUPL winning authors from a total of 26 different countries have participated in this contest. Their stories, in both original versions and translations, are available in the publication on this website. We encourage you to read each of these fascinating European stories.
Announcing the winners
The EUPL Anniversary Edition celebrated 5 winners: Jean Back (Luxembourg), Lidija Dimkovska (North Macedonia), Gast Groeber (Luxembourg), Jelena Lengold (Serbia), and Ioana Pârvulescu (Romania). Discover their winning stories in their original language, and translated into English, here.
The winners of the writing contest were determined through a combination of a public and professional vote. The public vote was open until 21 October 2018, while the professional vote was judged by a professional jury, made up of distinguished experts from the field of literature, including literary critics, journalists, authors as well as booksellers, in autumn 2018.
The members of the professional jury included Maria-João Costa (Portugal), Nina George (Germany), Juancho Pons (Spain), Cathy Rentzenbrink (United Kingdom), Liana Sakelliou (Greece) and Marnix Verplancke (Belgium).
The winners of the different categories were announced at the Awards Ceremony taking place in Vienna in November 2018.