Androulla VASSILIOU, Member of the EC in charge of Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, attends the Frankfurt Book Fair to announce winners of the EU Prize for Literature

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European Commissioner in charge of Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, Androulla Vassiliou, announced this afternoon the 12 winners of the 2012 European Union Prize for Literature (EUPL), which recognises some of the best emerging authors in Europe. This year winners are : Anna Kim (Austria), Lada Žigo (Croatia), Laurence Plazenet (France), Viktor Horváth (Hungary), Kevin Barry (Ireland), Emanuele Trevi (Italy), Giedra Radvilavičiūtė (Lithuania), Gunstein Bakke (Norway), Piotr Paziński (Poland), Afonso Cruz (Portugal), Jana Beňová (Slovakia) and Sara Mannheimer (Sweden). Each winner receives € 5 000 and, more importantly, priority for funding from the EU Culture Programme to get their book translated into other languages. Since 2010, 32 of the 35 EUPL winners have had their works translated into up to 19 languages, or 104 translations in total. The winners also benefit from extra visibility at the Frankfurt Book Fair, the London Book Fair and the Passaporta festival in Brussels. The 12 winning authors will receive the award for their work on 22nd November 2012, by Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou in the presence Mrs Doris Pack, MEP, and other public figures from the fields of culture, literature and politics. The Award Ceremony will take place at Albert Hall Complex in Brussels. The prize is organised by the European Commission, with the European Booksellers' Federation, European Writers' Council and the Federation of European Publishers, the European Prize for Literature, and is financed by the Culture Programme of the European Union. With a literary translation budget of about €3 million a year, the Commission contributes to the translation costs of hundreds of books, from and into all 23 official EU languages, as well as the official languages of the other countries in the Culture Programme. Since 2007, nearly 3000 literary works have received EU funding for translation totalling €14 million. This year the Culture Programme helps finance a record high 531 works of fiction to be translated. The competition is open to authors in the 37 countries involved in the EU Culture Programme.The new emerging talents are selected on the basis of requirements stipulated by the European Commission : be a citizen of one of the 12 countries selected, to have published between 2 and 4 books of fiction, and the books should have been published during the five years before the prize.

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00:00:00 EXTERIOR VIEW of the Book Fair in Frankfurt : 4 shots 00:00:19
00:00:19 Arrival of Androulla VASSILLIOU, European Commissionner in charge of Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, to announce the laureates of the 2012 EU Prize for Literature. 00:00:07
00:00:26 CUTAWAY on board with "European Union Prize for Literature" written on it. 00:00:03
00:00:29 SOUNDBITE (English) Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner in charge of Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth : "The European Union Prize for Literature puts the spotlight on new or emerging European Authors. And we hope that the Prize will increase their visibility and renoun both inside and outside their home countries." 00:00:24
00:00:53 CUTAWAY : 1 shot 00:00:03
00:00:56 SOUNDBITE (English) Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner in charge of Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth : "Our laureates, who comes from 12 countries, are all exceptionnal authors and represent the best of European Literature in all its diversity". 00:00:07
00:01:03 SOUNDBITE (English) Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner in charge of Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth : "From Croatia, Lada Zigo, which I understand is here with us, very nice !" (applause) 00:00:07
00:01:10 Lada ŽIGO, Author, Croatian Laureate, being applaused : 2 shots. 00:00:08
00:01:18 Activity inside Book Fair, preparations before opening :3 shots 00:00:10
00:01:28 SOUNDBITE (English) Lada ŽIGO, Author, Croatian Laureate 2012 of the EU Prize for Literature : "I must say this is very important for me, because I'm from a small country, and in my country there are no critical approaches, we make no more difference between high and low Literature. Why ? Because when Capitalism was instaured in Croatia, everybody became mad about success, about money, about everything, and now you have no high literature in daily newspapers, only trendy novels. We are full of those trendy novels and it is not good for writers who want to write something deeper." 00:00:37
00:02:05 Activity in the Fair Book : 2 shots 00:00:06
00:02:11 Commissioner Androulla VASSILIOU visiting the Fair and discovering some books in the shelves : 2 SHOTS 00:00:18
00:02:29 SOUNDBITE (English) Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner in charge of Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth : "We give emphasis to new emerging authors, and by translating this new authors, we give the opportunity to all the Europeans to learn each other's Literature, Culture, and of course in their own language, because we translate these books." 00:00:21
00:02:50 CUTAWAY on books 00:00:03
00:02:53 SOUNDBITE (English) Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner in charge of Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth : "We are funding these translations, we are giving about 3 millions euros every year exclusevely for translating Literature from one language to another." 00:00:11
00:03:04 CUTAWAY woman on shelf arranging books. 00:00:02
00:03:06 SOUNDBITE (English) Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner in charge of Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth : "The book industry is a very important industry in Europe, which not only gets money from us, but it gives back a lot to the DGP of Europe. It contributes a lot to exports, it's the second most important export item in the cultural field." 00:00:21
00:03:27 Living shot of Commissionner Androulla VASSILIOU across the Book Fair. 00:00:05
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