12TH EUROPEAN BOOK PRIZE - Ceremony in the European Parliament on December 5th

Date

05 Dec 2018

Address

European Parliament
  Brussels
Belgium

Section

InfoSociety

Event Location

Brussels

Event Description

12TH EUROPEAN BOOK PRIZE - Ceremony in the European Parliament on December 5th
 
12th European book prize winners: 
  • In the non-fiction category:  ORBAN – Europe’s new Strongman, Paul Lendvai, Editions Hurst & Company, London
  • In the fiction, narrative category:  Les Amnésiques, Géraldine Schwarz, Editions Flammarion
 
The prize is awarded by a jury to senior editors and correspondents working on European journalism in Brussels and is presided over each year by a prominent artist – in 2018 Krzysztof Warlikowski, the Polish stage director.
The jury also decided to award a special prize to Philippe Sands for his book East West Street published in 2018 in France as Retour à Lemberg.
 
The 2 prize winners will receive their prize at a ceremony in the European Parliament at 6 pm on December 5th presided over by Antonio Tajani, President of the European Parliament, Pascal Lamy, President of the Organizing Committee of the European Book Prize and Krzysztof Warlikowski, President of the Jury.
 
The European Book Prize was set up in 2007 by Jacques Delors by the Paris based organisation Spirit of Europe run by France Roque. The Prize seeks to promote the best of European writing by awarding a prize for fiction or narrative and non-fiction each year to a book that explores the meaning of the European Union.
 
 

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