1998 Winner

1998

Translated by

Michael Hofmann

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Judges

Al Young

Al Young

Greg Gatenby

Greg Gatenby

Margo Glantz

Margo Glantz

Marta Tikkanen

Marta Tikkanen

Paul Muldoon

Paul Muldoon

SHORTLIST LIBRARIES

Germany
The Academic City Library, Rheinallee 3B, and the Public Library – Anna Seghers – with its headquarters in the Bonifaziuszentrum as well as five district..
USA
Since first opening our doors in 1873, we’ve served all Chicagoans with free and open places to gather, learn, connect, read and be transformed.
USA
The District of Columbia Public Library was created by an act of Congress in 1896 “to furnish books and other printed matter and information service..
USA
The Detroit Public Library opened for service on March 25, 1865. The 5,000 book collection was located in one room of the old Capitol High..
South Africa
Main library of the City of Durban; on the ground floor of the Durban City Hall. The Natural History Museum is on the floor above,..
USA
The Houston Public Library system serves the City’s culturally diverse community by offering a broad program of free educational, informational and recreational activities through a..
Jamaica
The Jamaica Library Service was established in 1948 and provides, under the Ministry of Education and Youth, a Library Service free to the public and..
USA
The Kansas City Public Library is a doorway to knowledge for all people in our community.
Australia
Tasmania opened one of Australia’s first libraries in 1825 and was the first state in Australia to provide library and archive services.
United Kingdom
See the famous collections of rare books housed in the magnificent Hornby Library and Oak Room. View the impressive Picton Reading Room, one of the..
United Kingdom
London Libraries is the London region of Libraries Connected and has membership of all 32 boroughs and the City of London. It works collaboratively to..
USA
Serves a population of over 2.5 million; Welcomes over 6.7 million visitors per year; Has 50 branches, 2 bookmobiles and 1 technobus. Plus, 2 YOUMake..
USA
“The New York Public Library has provided essential access to books and information for more than a century. Today, we are building on that legacy..
Norway
Deichman consists of 22 local libraries located all over Oslo. Deichman was founded in 1785 and is Norway’s oldest and largest public library. Oslo’s new..
Canada
OPL’s vision is to build community and transform lives; our mission is to inspire learning, spark curiosity, and connect people; our core values are Community,..
USA
The mission of the Richmond Public Library is to inform, enrich, and empower Richmond’s residents: to enrich lives and expand opportunities for all citizens by..
Germany
Frankfurt am Main is situated in the middle of Europe. A lot of newcomers from all over the world come to live here every year…
Australia
The State Library of NSW is one of the great libraries of the world, with a history dating back to 1826. Since then, the Library..
Australia
Founded in 1896, State Library of Queensland is the leading reference and research library in Queensland. State Library is responsible for collecting and preserving a..
Australia
The State Library of South Australia, or SLSA, formerly known as the Public Library of South Australia, located on North Terrace, Adelaide, is the official..
Canada
Toronto Public Library is the busiest urban public library system in the world. Every year, we have millions of users visiting our branches and taking..
New Zealand
Our libraries are community focal points, providing knowledge facilities and resources in a welcoming environment. At the moment our main central Library is undergoing a..

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