European Stories – Creative Europe at the Brussels Book Fair 2019
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Five European Union Prize for Literature winners met at the Brussels Book Fair 2019 organised from the 14 to 17 February.
Jean Back (Luxembourg, 2010), Gast Groeber (Luxembourg, 2016), Isabelle Wéry (Belgium, 2013), Tiit Aleksejev (Estonia, 2010) and Ioana Pârvulescu (Estonia, 2013) — have talked at Place de l'Europe, at the Brussels Book Fair about the European Union Prize for Literature highlighting the prolific and exuberant diversity of the European literary heritage.
The authors have above all, explained how the Prize has been critical in the development of their career, notably thanks to the numerous translations. They have also discussed how the European Union supports the book sector at large, in part through the different funding schemes of the Creative Europe programme, which supports authors, publishers, booksellers and other industry professionals with development opportunities, translation programmes and promotion. The laureates reflected also, on how the programme could develop in the future.