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Five of the European Union Prize for Literature winning authors are supported by the Cultural Diplomacy Platform to participate at the New Delhi World Book Fair from 6 to 14 January 2018. Here is a little bit more about them:

Who is Selja Ahava?

Selja Ahava is a script and a novel writer from Finland. Her novel Things That Fall from the Sky has received the European Union Prize for Literature in 2016. It tells the story of an eight-year-old girl Saara who suddenly loses her mother, killed in her home by a block of ice falling from the sky.

Who is Kallia Papadaki?

Kallia Papadaki is from Greece and is a professional screenwriter and novelist. Her novel Dendrites (Δενδρίτες is the original title) narrates the story of people dealing with hard times in crisis-ridden 1980s New Jersey, as action gains perspective through flashbacks to previous generations of Greek and other American immigrants. It was published in 2015 and won the European Union Prize for Literature during the same year.

Who is Jasmin B. Frelih?

Jasmin B. Frelih is a Slovenian writer. His first novel Na/pol (In/Half in English), published in 2013, takes place in a post-globalist future and uses three distinct narratives: Evan, an addict theatre director in Tokyo in the future, Kras, a family patriarch and ex-war-minister, Soja, an anarchist poet. Na/pol won the European Union Prize for Literature in 2016.

Who is Osvalds Zerbis?

Osvalds Zebris is a Latvian writer and journalist. His novel Gaiļu kalna ēnā (In the Shadow of Rooster Hill in English), a tale of a country’s desire to become free against the backdrop of the 1905 Revolution in Tsarist Russia, has won the European Union Prize for Literature in 2015.

Who is David Machado?

David Machado was born in Portugal. Since 2005, he has published fiction and books for children. His book Indice Medio de Felicidade (Average Happiness Index in English), published in 2013, won the European Union Prize for Literature. It tells the story of Daniel, whose life’s plans for happiness change drastically when Portugal enters a deep crisis.