Bulgarian writer Milen Ruskov is among the winners of the EU Literature Award 2014 for his novel "Exaltation", BGNES reports.
The winners were announced at the Book Fair in Frankfurt. Among the winners this year are writers from Albania, the Czech Republic, Greece, Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Marta Montenegro, the Netherlands, Serbia, Turkey and the UK. Every year national juries in a third of the Member States nominate authors.
This year's winners are: Ben Blushi (Albania), Milen Ruskov (Bulgaria), Jan Nemec (Czech Republic), Makis Citas (Greece) Odni Ayr (Iceland), Yannis Yonevs (Latvia), Armin Eeyore (Liechtenstein), Pierre Meylak (Malta ), Ognjen Spahic (Montenegro), December Marenches Moore (Netherlands) Uglesha Shaytinak (Serbia) Birgyul Oguz (Turkey) and Ivy Wilde (UK).
"I extend my warmest congratulations to the winners of the EU literature award," said European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth Androulla Vassiliou. "This award is dedicated to the best new writers in Europe, regardless of their country of origin or language. The goal is to show the best contemporary literature in Europe, to stimulate cross-border sales and to promote translation, publication and reading literature from other countries, "the European Commissioner added.
Each winner will receive € 5,000.