The European Union Prize for Literature 2010
The winners were announced at the Frankfurt Book Fair on 6 October 2010.
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The aim of the prize
This prize aims at putting the spotlight on the creative and diverse wealth of Europe’s contemporary literature, promoting greater circulation of literature within Europe and interest in non-national literary works.
In 2010 an author from Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Finland, Luxembourg, FYR of Macedonia, Romania, Slovenia and Spain received an award.
The winning authors were selected on three criteria established by the European Commission:
- Authors are a citizen of one of the 11 countries selected;
- Authors have published between 2 and 5 works of fiction;
- The books should have been published during the five years before the prize.
The consortium created by the European Booksellers Federation (EBF), the European Writers' Council (EWC) and the Federation of European Publishers (FEP) is in charge of organising the selection and the award ceremony of the European Union Prize for Literature. The consortium was selected in 2008 on the basis of an open call for proposals as part of the "Special action" of the Culture Programme.
Award winners 2010
2010 winners were announced at the Frankfurt Book Fair on 6 October 2010.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)