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The aim of the European Union Prize for Literature (EUPL) is to put the spotlight on the creativity and diverse wealth of Europe’s contemporary literature in the field of fiction, to promote the circulation of literature within Europe and to encourage greater interest in non-national literary works.

EU Prize for Literature EUPL

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The aim of the European Union Prize for Literature (EUPL) is to put the spotlight on the creativity and diverse wealth of Europe’s contemporary literature in the field of fiction, to promote the circulation of literature within Europe and to encourage greater interest in non-national literary works.

    EUPL Book Club on 'mystery novels' with Nathalie Skowronek

    EUPL Book Club on 'mystery novels' with Nathalie Skowronek

    Our October EUPL book club meeting spotlighted mystery fiction novels. The book club read three EUPL winning novels: La carte des regrets by Nathalie Skowronek (Belgium, 2020), All the birds, singing by Evie Wyld (UK, 2014), and The diary of an infidelity by Emilios Solomou (Cyprus, 2013).

    For our discussion on the theme, we were joined by Nathalie Skowronek, who spoke about her EUPL winning novel and explored the secrets it hides.

    Find out more about our book club here, and stay up to date with what we're reading next. 

    • 24 min
    EUPL Book Club on 'short stories' with Daina Opolskaite

    EUPL Book Club on 'short stories' with Daina Opolskaite

    Our September EUPL book club meeting spotlighted short stories collections. The book club read three EUPL winning novels: The hour of dusk (Dienų Piramidės) by Daina Opolskaitė  (Lithuania, 2019), Breve teoría del viaje y el desierto (Brief theory of travel and the desert) by Cristian Crusat  (Spain, 2013), and Има ли кой да ви обича (Is there anybody to love you) by Kalin Terziiski (Bulgaria, 2011). 

    For our discussion on the theme, we were joined by Daina Opolskaite, who spoke about her EUPL winning novel and how her love of short stories shaped her writing career.

    Find out more about our book club here, and stay up to date with what we're reading next. 

    • 11 min
    EUPL Book Club on 'travel' with Stavros Christodoulou

    EUPL Book Club on 'travel' with Stavros Christodoulou

    Our fourth EUPL book club meeting spotlighted travel. The book club read three EUPL winning novels: Death drives an Audi (Døden kører Audi) by Kristian Bang Foss (Denmark, 2013), The son (Sin) by Andrej Nikolaidis (Montenegro, 2011), and The day the river froze (Τη μέρα που πάγωσε ο ποταμός) by Stavros Christodoulou (Cyprus, 2020). This event was organised in partnership with Lit Cities - an exciting digital initiative compiling a database of novels that unveil the magic of urban tales and equip the reader with a feeling for a city‘s inhabitants, their habits and idiosyncrasies. Lit Cities is the cultural hub for the world of literature and the poetic dimension of travelling.



    For our discussion on the theme, we were joined by Stavros Christodoulou, who spoke about his EUPL winning novel, upcoming new book and his writing career, as well as the cities and regions his works are based in. 



    Find out more about our book club here, and stay up to date with what we're reading next. 

    • 21 min
    EUPL Book Club on 'historical fiction' with Ioana Pârvulescu and Osvalds Zebris

    EUPL Book Club on 'historical fiction' with Ioana Pârvulescu and Osvalds Zebris

    Our third EUPL book club meeting spotlighted historical fiction. The book club read three EUPL winning novels: Viaţa Începe Vineri (Life Begins On Friday) by Ioana Pârvulescu (Romania, 2013), Le Dernier Gardien d’Ellis Island (The Last Guardian of Ellis Island) by Gaëlle Josse (France, 2015), and Gaiļu Kalna Ēnā (In the Shadow of Rooster Hill) by Osvalds Zebris (Latvia, 2017).

    For our discussion on the theme, we were joined by Ioana Pârvulescu and Osvalds Zebris, who spoke about their EUPL winning novels and about their lives and writing careers following the Coronavirus outbreak.

    Find out more about our book club here, and stay up to date with what we're reading next. 



     

    • 27 min
    Women's Writes In Conversation With Lana Bastašić and Raquel Martínez-Gómez

    Women's Writes In Conversation With Lana Bastašić and Raquel Martínez-Gómez

    On 17 June 2020, EUPL laureates Lana Bastašić (Bosnia and Herzegovina 2020 and Raquel Martínez-Gómez (Spain 2010) participated at an online Q&A event hosted by the female-led online book club Women's Writes. This is the audio recording on the event. 

    • 55 min
    EUPL in conversation with Walid Nabhan and Giovanni Dozzini

    EUPL in conversation with Walid Nabhan and Giovanni Dozzini

    Ahead of the World Refugee Day on 20 June, EUPL spoke with Walid Nabhan (Malta, 2017) and Giovanni Dozzini (Italy, 2019) highlighting topics of displacement, identity, and the role of literature in raising awareness to the challenges refugees and displaced people face globally.

    • 33 min

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