The European Union Prize for Literature 2020 Ceremony goes online

  • 11/09/2020

The EUPL 2020 ceremony to be help online later in the year due to health risk connected to the Coronavirus pandemic


The Consortium comprised of the European Writers’ Council (EWC), the Federation of European Publishers (FEP) and the European and International Booksellers Federation (EIBF), in charge of running the European Union Prize for Literature (EUPL), has decided – together with the Creative Europe program – to change the EUPL 2020 award ceremony due to take place on 29 September in Brussels to an online event. We believe it is the right course of action to protect and safeguard the health and safety of our 2020 laureates and all attendees of the event.


The digital ceremony of the EUPL 2020 will be held later this year and will be an occasion to celebrate and promote our 13 laureates of the year. Before then, we are happy to offer our audiences an opportunity to meet the works of our 2020 laureates through the EUPL 2020 Anthology! This anthology, featuring excerpts from the winning books of the year in both original versions and English translations, will be freely available on the EUPL website from 29 September. Physical copies will also be possible to order through the Consortium. In addition, we recommend browsing the EUPL website to discover our exceptional laureates and their works and to get in the mood for the equally special online ceremony.


Finally, we are happy to announce that our 2020 laureates will participate at the Frankfurt Book Fair’s 2020 digital programme on 17 October, during the BookFest Digital online broadcast. This will enable our winning authors and their works to gain the international exposure they very much deserve.


Read the full statement here