European Union Prize for Literature announces the 2024 nominees

The EUPL prize consortium announced the list of 13 nominees for 2024, among them Slovenian author Tina Vrščaj. The 2024 EUPL Prize winners will be revealed on 4 April at the Brussels Book Fair.

All · February 29, 2024

The European Union Prize for Literature (EUPL) recognises emerging fiction writers from the European Union and beyond. Engaging the 41 countries participating in the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, the Prize celebrates 41 outstanding new literary talents across a cycle of three years.

Spotlighting the creativity and the immense and diverse wealth of Europe’s contemporary literature in the field of fiction, EUPL aims to promote the circulation of literature within Europe and encourages greater interest in non-national literary works.

The EUPL Consortium is proud to reveal the list of 13 nominees for the EUPL 2024 edition, one for each participating country:

  • Albania: Rita Petro, Lindur së prapthi, Publisher: Onufri
  • Bulgaria: Todor Todorov, Хагабула, Publisher: Janet 45
  • Denmark: Theis Ørntoft, Jordisk, Publisher: Gyldendal
  • Germany: Deniz Utlu, Vaters Meer, Publisher: Suhrkamp
  • Hungary: Puskás Panni, Megmenteni bárkit, Publisher: Magvető
  • Iceland: María Elísabet Bragadóttir, Sápufuglinn, Publisher: Una útgáfuhús
  • Latvia: Daina Tabūna, Raganas, Publisher: Ascendum
  • Malta: Aleks Farrugia, Ir-Re Borg, Publisher : SKS
  • Netherlands: Sholeh Rezazadeh, Ik ken een berg die op me wacht, Publisher: Ambo|Anthos
  • Portugal: Gabriela Ruivo, Lei da gravidade, Publisher: Porto Editora
  • Serbia: Bojan Krivokapić, Vila Fazanka, Publisher: Areté
  • Slovenia: Tina Vrščaj, Na klancu, Publisher: Cankarjeva založba
  • Tunisia: Arbia Braham, Jebel El Milh, Publisher: Editions Arabesques

The authors and their novels were nominated by national entities knowledgeable about the literary scene in their countries and used to promoting their own literature abroad.

The seven members of the European jury will now read excerpts from all the nominated books and make their choice in the upcoming month to award one EUPL Prize winner for this edition, together with recognising five special mentions. The 2024 EUPL Prize winner and the five special mentions will be revealed on 4th of April 2024 at 17:00, during the announcement ceremony at the Brussels Book Fair’s Place de l’Europe.