EU Programmes
24 Sep 2020

EUPL – EU Prize for Contemporary Literature

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.