Writer wins EU Prize for Literature

Writer and journalist Osvalds Zebris was named among the twelve recipients of an EU literature award on April 21. 

He received the 2017 EU Prize for Literature for his Gaiļu kalna ēnā (In the Shadow of Rooster Hill), focusing on the Latvian experience during the 1905 revolution in the Russian Empire. 

Zebris was named along with 11 other writers who each receive a cash prize of €5,000 and the chance to become better-known across the continent.

The 12 winning authors will be presented their awards during a public ceremony on May 23 in Brussels.

The EU Prize for Literature is funded by the Creative Europe program of the European Commission.

Read more about the author and the book (including an excerpt) HERE

In 2014 Latvia's Janis Jonevs was named as one of the best young writers in Europe and co-winner of a prestigious literary prize at the Frankfurt book fair.

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