Extracts from the European Union Prize for Literature ceremony with the participation of Androulla Vassiliou and Fadila Laanan
End production: 18/11/2010 First transmission: 18/11/2010
Eleven authors were awarded the 2010 European Union Prize for Literature during a gala ceremony on 18 November 2010 at the Royal Flemish Theatre (KVS) in Brussels.
The prizes were awarded by Androulla Vassiliou, Member of the EC in charge of Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, and Fadila Laanan, Minister for Culture, Audiovisual Arts, Health and Equal Opportunities in the French Community Government of Belgium and President in office of the Council, together with Doris Pack, Chairwoman of the European Parliament's Committee on Culture and Education.
The European Union Prize for Literature puts the spotlight on new and emerging authors. The 11 winners were selected by national juries in Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Luxembourg, Romania, Slovenia, Spain and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. The aim of the European Union Prize for Literature is to increase the visibility of the authors outside their home country.
The 2010 winners were:
- Belgium: Peter Terrin, "De Bewaker" (The Guard)
- Cyprus: Myrto Azina Chronides, "To Peirama" (The Experiment)
- Denmark: Adda Djørup, "Den mindste modstand" (The least resistance)
- Estonia: Tiit Aleksejev, "Palveränd" (The Pilgrimage)
- Finland: Riku Korhonen , "Lääkäriromaani" (Doctor Novel)
- Germany: Iris Hanika, "Das Eigentliche" (The Bottom Line)
- Luxembourg: Jean Back, "Amateur"
- Romania: Răzvan Rădulescu, "Teodosie cel Mic" (Theodosius the Small)
- Slovenia: Nataša Kramberger, "Nebesa v robidah: roman v zgodbah" (Heaven in a blackberry bush: novel in stories)
- Spain: Raquel Martínez-Gómez, "Sombras de unicornio" (Shadows of the unicorn)
- Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: "Goce Smilevski, Сестрата на Зигмунд Фројд" (Sigmund Freud's sister)
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||General view of the theater
||Androulla Vassiliou, Member of the EC in charge of Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, arriving on stage
||SOUNDBITE by Androulla Vassiliou (in ENGLISH): literature opens up entirely new lives and worlds for us; in today's world we need to understand each other and our different origins better; and this prize is therefore more necessary than ever; it also confirms that literature and culture are at the heart of the European Union.
||General view of the stage
||Androulla Vassiliou awarding Adda Djørup, Danish author
||Androulla Vassiliou awarding Tiit Aleksejev, Estonian author
||Cutaway of the audience
||Androulla Vassiliou awarding Jean Back, Luxembourgish author
||Cutaway of the audience
||SOUNDBITE by Fadila Laanan, Minister for Culture, Audiovisual Arts, Health and Equal Opportunities of the French Community Government of Belgium and President in office of the Council, (in FRENCH) saying that allowing different people to discover other authors, concerns, another literature from other European countries is an important task of national and European cultural policies.
||Fadila Lanaan awarding Peter Terrin, Belgian author (2 shots)
||Family photo with the winner authors, Androulla Vassiliou and Fadila Laanan (5 shots)
||Cutaway of the audience and cameraman (3 shots)