The Polish Book Institute would like to invite you to nominate candidates for the annual Transatlantic Prize. This year the award will be presented for the sixteenth time.
The Transatlantic Prize is awarded by the Book Institute to outstanding ambassador of Polish literature abroad. Its aim is to promote Polish literature on the world market and to provide a focal point for translators of Polish literature and its promoters (literary critics, scholars and organizers of cultural events).
The prize is awarded annually and is worth €10,000.
Up to this date the prize has been awarded to:
Henryk Bereska (2005) (Germany)
Anders Bodegård (2006) (Sweden)
Albrecht Lempp (2007) (Germany)
Ksenia Starosielska (2008) (Russia)
Biserka Rajčić (2009) (Serbia)
Pietro Marchesani (2010) (Italy)
Vlasta Dvořáčková (2011) (Czech Republic)
Yi Lijun (2012) (China)
Karol Lesman (2013) (Netherlands)
Bill Johnston (2014) (USA)
Laurence Dyèvre (2015) (France)
Constantin Geambaşu (2016) (Romania)
Lajos Pálfalvi (2017) (Hungary)
Antonia Lloyd-Jones (2018) (United Kingdom)
Hendrik Lindepuu (2019) (Estonia)
Candidates may be nominated by Polish and foreign cultural organizations, academic institutions, publishers, associations and private persons. Nominees may be of any citizenship other then Polish (including Poles with a foreign passport).
Application forms together with additional information/material should be sent to the Polish Book Institute via post (Wróblewskiego 6, PL 31-148 Kraków) or e-mailed to email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 March 2020.
In case, of the nomination the same as last year it is sufficient to simply inform us that the nomination is repeated without any further information.
ALL NOMINATIONS HAVE TO BE SUBMITTED BY March 31st, 2020.
For further information please contact: Agnieszka Rasińska-Bóbr (phone: +48 12 6171920).