Launched in 2009, the European Union Prize for Literature (EUPL) is an annual initiative supporting the best emerging authors in Europe. The EUPL aims to:
- promote the diversity of European contemporary literature;
- improve visibility of winning authors outside their home country and help them to reach a broader audience;
- promote actively the publishing, translation, selling and reading of books from other European countries;
- encourage transnational circulation of literature, both in Europe and beyond.
The prize is open to countries participating in the Creative Europe programme, which includes non-EU countries.
The EUPL is currently implemented by a consortium consisting of the European Booksellers Federation, the European Writers’ Council and the Federation of European Publishers.