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The awards ceremony for the EU Prize for Literature takes place tonight, at the Concert Noble in Brussels.
The winners will read extracts from their books and receive their awards at a gala ceremony.
This year’s winners are:
Carolina Schutti (Austria)
Luka Bekavac (Croatia)
Gaëlle Josse (France)
Edina Szvoren (Hungary)
Donal Ryan (Ireland)
Lorenzo Amurri (Italy)
Undinė Radzevičiūtė (Lithuania)
Ida Hegazi Høyer (Norway)
Magdalena Parys (Poland)
David Machado (Portugal)
Svetlana Žuchová (Slovakia)
Sara Stridsberg (Sweden)
The awards will be presented by Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Silvia Costa, MEP and Chair of the Culture and Education Committee, and Dagnija Grínfelde, Advisor to the Minister of Culture for the Latvian Presidency. The ceremony will also be attended by Culture Ministers of this year’s participating countries, and by other leading figures from the world of literature, culture and politics.
For more information, go to – http://www.euprizeliterature.eu/
Setanta seek to recognise excellence in Irish sports writing
The board of Publishing Ireland has been working with Setanta to help them develop an Irish sports book award. We hope you’ll support the award by submitting your books. Setanta Sports, with the support of Publishing Ireland, are delighted to announce the creation of a new award that will recognise the very best in Irish sports writing. The Setanta Sports Irish Sports Book of the Year will seek to find the best sports book published by an Irish author in 2015, or sports book with an Irish subject matter. (read more…)
Jim Crace has won the €100,000 IMPAC prize for his novel, Harvest.
The UK author of ten novels was chosen from a shortlist that included Colm Mc Cann, Hannah Kent and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
Jim Crace, speaking at the awards held in the Mansion House, expressed his, “overwhelming surprise and delight” at winning, and spoke of the importance of support from those in the industry, from editors to publishers and booksellers. ”Writing is a solitary act that needs a community of support.”
The Harvest is set in medieval times and tells the story of a rural community as they deal with the breaking up of their land.
The judges praised Crace for his work. “At times, Harvest reads like a long prose poem; it plays on the ear like a river of words. But then again, Jim Crace is a consummate wordsmith; his understanding of human nature is uncanny and he never drops a stitch from start to finish.”
Crace is the forth Briton to claim the prize which is now in its 20th year and is organised by Dublin City Council. It is the largest prize for a single novel published in English.
- £500 Poetry winner
- £500 Short Fiction winner
- Publication in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual
- One year subscription to Granta
- Selection of books courtesy of Bloodaxe and Vintage
- Complimentary copy of the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual
There are two categories for entry: Short Fiction (maximum length 2,000 words each) and Poetry (maximum length 40 lines each).
Deadline for submissions is 31 August 2015.
To enter, visit www.aestheticamagazine.com/creativewriting
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