13 authors from across Europe get 2020 Prize for Literature

Photo: The EU Prize for Literature Maša Kolanović

The EU Prize for Literature rewards every year new and emerging authors from across Europe, putting the spotlight on the richness of contemporary European literature and its cultural and linguistic heritage.

Among the thirteen winners this year are Nathalie Skowronek, from Belgium, Lana Bastašić, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Maša Kolanović, from Croatia, Stavros Christodoulou, from Cyprus, Stefan Bošković, from Montenegro, Shpëtim Selmani, from Kosovo and Petar Andonovski, from North Macedonia.

The Prize for Literature is organised by the Commission in partnership with the book industry. The competition is open to countries involved in the Creative Europe Programme. The winners from each of the countries, are selected by national juries, consisted of publishers, booksellers, authors and critics.

Today, we offer some of our best emerging writers the spring-board they deserve to grow and enrich our lives and our societies, stated Margaritis Schinas, EC Vice-President for Promoting the European Way of Life.

"The European Union is full of talents that deserve our support. Congratulations to all  winners of this year's European Prize for Literature," Mariya Gabriel, EU Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, said.


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