E.U. Prize for Literature Winners Announced

Thirteen authors have been announced as winners of the 2020 European Union Prize for Literature. The program cycles through giving a prize to an author from each of 41 different countries over a three year period. The aim of the prize is to put the spotlight on the creativity and diverse wealth of Europe’s contemporary fiction.

This year's winners are: 

  • Nathalie Skowronek, La carte des regrets (The map of regrets), for Belgium (French-speaking)
  • Lana Bastašić, Uhvati zeca (Catch the rabbit), for Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Maša Kolanović, Poštovani kukci i druge jezive priče (Dear insects and other scary stories), for Croatia
  • Σταύρος Χριστοδούλου (Stavros Christodoulou), Τη μέρα που πάγωσε ο ποταμός (The day the river froze), for Cyprus
  • Asta Olivia Nordenhof, Penge på lommen (Money in your pocket), for Denmark
  • Mudlum (Made Luiga), Poola poisid (Polish boys), for Estonia
  • Matthias Nawrat, Der traurige Gast (The Sad Guest), for Germany
  • Shpëtim Selmani, Libërthi i dashurisë (The Booklet of Love), for Kosovo*
  • Francis Kirps, Die Mutationen (The Mutations), for Luxembourg
  • Stefan Bošković, Ministar (Minister), for Montenegro
  • Петар Андоновски (Petar Andonovski), Страв од варвари (Fear of barbarians), for North Macedonia
  • Maria Navarro Skaranger, Bok om sorg (Book of grief), for Norway
  • Irene Solà, Canto jo i la muntanya balla (I sing and the mountain dances), for Spain
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