European Union Prize for Literature Announces 2020 Laureates

The 13 winners of the European Union Prize for Literature have been announced. The aim of the competition is to promote debuting and emerging authors from countries participating in the EU Culture Programme. Their publications will be popularised and promoted throughout Europe.

  • Nathalie Skowronek, La carte des regrets (The map of regrets), Belgium
  • Lana Bastašić, Uhvati zeca (Catch the rabbit), Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Maša Kolanović, Poštovani kukci i druge jezive priče (Dear insects and other scary stories), Croatia
  • Σταύρος Χριστοδούλου (Stavros Christodoulou), Τη μέρα που πάγωσε ο ποταμός (The day the river froze), Cyprus
  • Asta Olivia Nordenhof, Penge på lommen (Money in your pocket), Denmark
  • Mudlum (Made Luiga), Poola poisid (Polish boys), Estonia
  • Matthias Nawrat, Der traurige Gast (The Sad Guest), Germany
  • Shpëtim Selmani, Libërthi i dashurisë (The Booklet of Love), Kosovo
  • Francis Kirps, Die Mutationen (The Mutations), Luxembourg
  • Stefan Bošković, Ministar (Minister), Montenegro
  • Петар Андоновски (Petar Andonovski), Страв од варвари (Fear of barbarians), North Macedonia
  • Maria Navarro Skaranger, Bok om sorg (Book of grief), Norwey
  • Irene Solà, Canto jo i la muntanya balla (I sing and the mountain dances), Spain

The 2020 laureate for each country was selected by a national jury of literary experts. Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the announcement of the winners was made digitally for the first time since the Prize was launched in 2009.