Austrian State Prize for European Literature

The Austrian State Prize for European Literature (German: Österreichischer Staatspreis für Europäische Literatur), also known in Austria as the European Literary Award (Europäischer Literaturpreis), is an Austrian literary prize awarded by the Federal Chancellery for Arts, Culture, and Media to European writers.[1][2] Established in 1965, the prize is endowed with a purse of 25,000 € (2016).[3] The prize was not awarded in 1969.

List of winnersEdit

Year Writer Country
1965 Zbigniew Herbert   Poland
1966 W. H. Auden   United Kingdom
1967 Vasko Popa   Yugoslavia
1968 Václav Havel   Czechoslovakia
1969 Not awarded
1970 Eugène Ionesco   Romania
1971 Peter Huchel   East Germany
1972 Sławomir Mrożek   Poland
1973 Harold Pinter   United Kingdom
1974 Sándor Weöres   Hungary
1975 Miroslav Krleža   Yugoslavia
1976 Italo Calvino   Italy
1977 Pavel Kohout   Czechoslovakia
1978 Simone de Beauvoir   France
1979 Fulvio Tomizza   Italy
1980 Sarah Kirsch   East Germany
1981 Doris Lessing   United Kingdom
1982 Tadeusz Różewicz   Poland
1983 Friedrich Dürrenmatt    Switzerland
1984 Christa Wolf   East Germany
1985 Stanisław Lem   Poland
1986 Giorgio Manganelli   Italy
1987 Milan Kundera   Czechoslovakia
1988 Andrzej Szczypiorski   Poland
1989 Marguerite Duras   France
1990 Helmut Heissenbüttel   Germany
1991 Péter Nádas   Hungary
1992 Salman Rushdie   United Kingdom
1993 Chinghiz Aitmatov   Kyrgyzstan
1994 Inger Christensen   Denmark
1995 Aleksandar Tišma   FR Yugoslavia
1996 Jürg Laederach    Switzerland
1997 Antonio Tabucchi   Italy
1998 Dubravka Ugrešić   Croatia
1999 Péter Esterházy   Hungary
2000 António Lobo Antunes   Portugal
2001 Umberto Eco   Italy
2002 Christoph Hein   Germany
2003 Cees Nooteboom   Netherlands
2004 Julian Barnes   United Kingdom
2005 Claudio Magris   Italy
2006 Jorge Semprún   Spain
2007 A. L. Kennedy   United Kingdom
2008 Agota Kristof   Hungary
2009 Per Olov Enquist   Sweden
2010 Paul Nizon    Switzerland
2011 Javier Marías   Spain
2012 Patrick Modiano   France
2013 John Banville   Ireland
2014 Lyudmila Ulitskaya   Russia
2015 Mircea Cărtărescu   Romania
2016 Andrzej Stasiuk[3]   Poland
2017 Karl Ove Knausgård   Norway
2018 Zadie Smith   United Kingdom
2019 Michel Houellebecq   France
2020 Drago Jančar[4]   Slovenia
2021 László Krasznahorkai   Hungary

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Österreichische StaatspreisträgerInnen für Europäische Literatur (in German). Last accessed: 20 September 2016.
  2. ^ Österreichischer Staatspreis für Europäische Literatur Archived 7 January 2018 at the Wayback Machine (in German). Last accessed: 20 September 2016.
  3. ^ a b Kulturminister Drozda zeichnet Andrzej Stasiuk aus[permanent dead link] (in German) on 2016 prizewinner Andrzej Stasiuk. Last accessed: 20 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Österreichischer Staatspreis für Europäische Literatur" (in German). 2020. Archived from the original on 28 March 2020. Retrieved 28 March 2020.