Award ceremony of the EU Prize for Literature 2012 with the participation of Androulla Vassiliou

Type: Report   Reference: I-075384   Duration: 11:08:44  Lieu:
End production: 23/11/2012   First transmission: 23/11/2012
Androulla Vassiliou, Member of the EC in charge of Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, participated in the presentation of the EU Prize for Literature, which was presented on 23 November 2012 in Brussels. She made a statement and presented, with Doris Pack, Chairwoman of the Committee on Culture and Education of the European Parliament (EPP, DE), awards to the twelve 2012 winners : Laurence Plazenet, French writer, Lada Žigo, Croatian writer, Kevin Barry, Irish writer, Emanuele Trevi, Italian writer, Giedra Radvilaviciute, Lithuanian writer, Viktor Horvàth, Hungarian writer, Gunstein Bakke, Norwegian writer, Anna Kim, Austrian writer, Piotr Pazinski, Polish writer, Afonso Cruz, Portuguese writer, Jana Benová, Slovak writer, and Sara Mannheimer, Swedish writer. The purpose of the EU Prize for Literature is to highlight the wealth of Europe's contemporary creative writing (fiction), to promote the circulation of works in Europe and to stimulate public interest in literary works from other European countries.

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10:00:00 Statement (in ENGLISH) by Damian Horner, master of ceremonies, introducing the award and presenting the distinguished guests: Androulla Vassiliou, Member of the EC in charge of Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, Doris Pack (EPP, DE), Chairwoman of the Committee on Culture and Education of the European Parliament, as well as the presidents of the three consortium organisers of the award: Piotr Marciszuk, President of the Federation of European Publishers (FEP) John McNamee, President of the European Booksellers Federation (EBF), and Pirjo Hiidenmaa, President of the Executive Board of the European Writers' Council (EWC). 00:02:37
10:02:37 Statement (in ENGLISH) by Damian Horner, introducing the authors: Laurence Plazenet, French writer, Lada Žigo, Croatian writer, Kevin Barry, Irish writer, Emanuele Trevi, Italian writer, Giedra Radvilaviciute, Lithuanian writer, Viktor Horvàth, Hungarian writer, Gunstein Bakke, Norwegian writer, Anna Kim, Austrian writer, Piotr Pazinski, Polish writer, Afonso Cruz, Portuguese writer, Jana Benová, Slovak writer and Sara Mannheimer, Swedish writer. 00:02:42
10:05:19 Statement (in ENGLISH) by Pavlos Paraskevas, Director of the Cultural Services at the Cypriot Ministry for Education and Culture and President of the Council of the EU, on the importance of literature in the EU; on the award and its benefits for Europe; on the work of the Cypriot Presidency in the field of culture; congratulating the authors. 00:03:29
10:08:48 Statement (in GERMAN) by Doris Pack 00:06:15
10:15:03 Statement (in ENGLISH) by Androulla Vassiliou, stating that the EU Prize for Literature is young, unique and special because it is the only award that focuses on new and emerging authors, regardless of their age, from all EU Member States and beyond; speaking on the objectives of the award. 00:04:52
10:19:55 Laurence Plazenet reading an excerpt from her novel "L'amour seul" (in FRENCH) 00:01:57
10:21:52 Androulla Vassiliou presenting the EU Prize for Literature to Laurence Plazenet and Laurence Plazenet's statement (in ENGLISH), stating that she was five years old when she wrote her first novel; thanking the European Commission. 00:01:13
10:23:05 Lada Žigo reading an excerpt from her novel "Rulet" (in CROATIAN) 00:02:19
10:25:24 Doris Pack awarding the EU Prize for Literature to Lada Žigo and Lada Žigo's statement (in ENGLISH), stating that she feels like a child. 00:01:16
10:26:40 Kevin Barry reading from his novel "City of Bohane" (in ENGLISH) 00:02:50
10:29:30 Androulla Vassiliou presenting the EU Prize for Literature to Kevin Barry and Kevin Barry's statement (in ENGLISH), stating that while writing this book, he never imagined receiving such an award; thanking the EU. 00:01:02
10:30:32 Emanuele Trevi reading an excerpt from his novel "Qualcosa di scritto" (in ITALIAN) 00:01:36
10:32:08 Doris Pack awarding the EU Prize for Literature to Emanuele Trevi and Emanuele Trevi's statement (in ENGLISH), stating that authors are solitary individuals, so gathering at this ceremony and receiving this award is unusual; thanking the organisers of the award. 00:01:23
10:33:31 Giedra Radvilaviciute reading an excerpt from her novel "Šianakt aš miegosiu prie sienos" (in LITHUANIAN) 00:01:44
10:35:15 Androulla Vassiliou presenting the EU Prize for Literature to Giedra Radvilaviciute and Giedra Radvilaviciute's statement (in ENGLISH), stating that receiving the prize makes the authors feel very famous; thanking the organisers of the award. 00:01:28
10:36:43 Viktor Horvàth reading an excerpt from his novel "Török tükör" (in HUNGARIAN) 00:01:59
10:38:42 Doris Pack awarding the EU Prize for Literature to Viktor Horvàth and Viktor Horvàth's statement (in ENGLISH), stating that he is happy; thanking the EU. 00:00:59
10:39:41 Video on the importance of the prize, explained by John McNamee, Piotr Marciszuk and Pirjo Hiidenmaa 00:05:00
10:44:41 Gunstein Bakke reading an excerpt from his novel "Maud og Aud - ein roman om trafikk" (in NORWEGIAN) 00:02:30
10:47:11 Androulla Vassiliou presenting the EU Prize for Literature to Gunstein Bakke and Gunstein Bakke's statement (in ENGLISH), thanking the EC and the members of the Norwegian jury. 00:01:27
10:48:38 Anna Kim reading an excerpt from her novel "Die gefrorene Zeit" (in GERMAN) 00:01:37
10:50:15 Doris Pack awarding the EU Prize for Literature to Anna Kim and Anna Kim's statement (in ENGLISH), stating that her next book will be on Korea, because she was asked to write about her roots; thanking the organisers of the award. 00:01:27
10:51:42 Piotr Pazinski reading an excerpt from his novel "Pensjonat" (in POLISH) 00:01:44
10:53:26 Androulla Vassiliou presenting the EU Prize for Literature to Piotr Pazinski and Piotr Pazinski's statement (in ENGLISH), thanking all those who made his writing possible. 00:00:50
10:54:16 Afonso Cruz reading an excerpt from his novel "A Boneca de Kokoschka" (in PORTUGUESE) 00:01:59
10:56:15 Doris Pack awarding the EU Prize for Literature to Afonso Cruz and Afonso Cruz's statement (in ENGLISH), thanking the jury and the organisers of the award, as well as his publisher and his friends. 00:01:38
10:57:53 Jana Benová reading an excerpt from her novel "Café Hyena (Plán odprevádzania)" (in SLOVAK) 00:01:28
10:59:21 Androulla Vassiliou presenting the EU Prize for Literature to Jana Benová and Jana Benová's statement (in ENGLISH) on what the financial reward allowed her to do; thanking the EU. 00:01:42
11:01:03 Sara Mannheimer reading an excerpt from her novel "Handlingen" (in SWEDISH) 00:02:13
11:03:16 Doris Pack awarding the EU Prize for Literature to Sara Mannheimer and Sara Mannheimer's statement (in ENGLISH) on the benefits of translating a novel; thanking the organisers of the award, the Swedish jury and the translators. 00:01:56
11:05:12 Closing remarks by Androulla Vassiliou (in ENGLISH) on the cultural diversity of Europe and how the EU contributes to the translation of the winners' books; on the new "Creative Europe" programme. 00:03:32
11:08:44 Damian Horner (in ENGLISH), inviting the winners and organisers to join the stage to pose together for a group photo. 00:01:08
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