A European story: European Union Prize for Literature winners write Europe

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For the 10th anniversary of The European Union Prize for Literature past winners are invited to participate in a special contest.

The European Union Prize for Literature (EUPL) celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2018. To mark this occasion, the  108 authors from 37 European countries who have won the prize so  far are invited to take part in a special contest under the heading "A European story: EUPL winners write Europe”.

Launched today, the contest celebrates the EUPL and the outstanding prize winning authors, all of them writing in their own language. To enter the competition, they are invited to submit, by the 23rd of February 2018,  an original work of short fiction between 2 and 4 pages long.

A ”European story” can be almost anything. Imagine creative stories from all over Europe, as diverse, multicultural and colourful as Europe itself. 

As 2018 will be the European Year of Cultural Heritage, the works in which European heritage plays a significant role will also be eligible for a special jury prize. 

All entries will be translated into English and both the original versions and the translations will be  published in a special publication. The contest will be judged by a professional jury. All contributions will be shared on-line and  the public will  be able to cast a vote as well.  The Awards Ceremony will take place in Vienna in the autumn of 2018 under the Austrian Presidency of the EU.

Celebrations of the EUPL's 10th anniversary in 2018 will provide all EUPL winning authors with opportunities to further promote their exceptional works to a wide European audience. 

The European Union Prize for Literature (EUPL) is organised by the European Commission in partnership with the European Writers’ Council (EWC), the Federation of European Publishers (FEP) and the European and International Booksellers Federation (EIBF).


More information on the EUPL website.