2012 Winner

2012

Nominated by Rudomino All-Russia State Library for Foreign Literature
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Judges

Dubravka Ugresic

Dubravka Ugresic

Dubravka Ugresic is a free lance writer, based in Amsterdam and is the author of several novels, short stories and essays. Her books, including, Baba Yaga Laid An Egg, Nobody’s Home, The Ministry of Pain, Lend Me Your Character, Thank You For Not Reading, The Museum of Unconditional Surrender, and Fording the Stream of Consciousness, which have been translated into many European languages and received several international literary awards. Her latest book of essays Karaoke Culture will appear in English language later this year.

Elizabeth Nunez

Elizabeth Nunez

Elizabeth Nunez emigrated from Trinidad to the US after completing high school. She received her Ph.D. in English from New York University and is a Distinguished Professor of English at Hunter College, NY. She is the author of eight novels and is co-editor of the anthology, Stories from Blue Latitudes: Caribbean Women Writers at Home and Abroad. She is the cofounder of the National Black Writers Conference and executive producer of the 2004 Emmy-nominated TV series Black Writers in America.

Evelyn Schlag

Evelyn Schlag

Evelyn Schlag was born in Austria in 1952 and studied German and English Languages and Literatures at the University of Vienna. An award-winning poet and novelist, Evelyn is also a translator of contemporary English and American poetry. Evelyn has given poetry lectures at Graz and Klagenfurt Universities and was writer-in-residence in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. She was also poetry lecturer at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, in 2010. Evelyn lives in Waidhofen/Ybbs.

Mike McCormack

Mike McCormack

Born in 1965, Mike McCormack grew up in the West of Ireland. He has published a collection of short stories Getting it in the Head and two novels – Crowe’s Requiem and Notes from a Coma. In 1996, McCormack was awarded the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature and in 1998, Getting it in the Head was chosen as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Notes from a Coma (2005), was short-listed for the Irish Book of the Year Award and described in the Irish Times as ‘the greatest Irish novel of the decade just ended’. In May 2016, Dublin publisher Tramp Press published his novel Solar Bones; this went on to win the Goldsmiths Prize. The book was unusual in that it was written as a single sentence. He was elected to Aosdána in 2018. In June 2018, McCormack won the Dublin Literary Award.

Tim Parks

Tim Parks

Born in Manchester in 1954, Tim Parks studied at Cambridge and Harvard and now lives in Italy. Author of bestselling books on Italy, plus a dozen novels, including the Booker short-listed Europa, he has translated works by Moravia, Calvino, Calasso and Machiavelli. He runs a post-graduate degree course in translation at IULM University, Milan. His non-fiction works include, Translating Style, Medici Money, and, most recently, Teach Us to Sit Still, described by David Lodge as: “A darkly comic self-examination of the connections between writing, personality and health.”

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New Zealand
Auckland Libraries is the public library system for the Auckland Region of New Zealand. It was created when the seven separate councils in the Auckland..
Brazil
The Maria da Conceição Moreira Salles Demonstration Library, also known as BDB, a reference to its previous name, is a federal public library created in..
USA
The Boston Public Library is a municipal public library system in Boston, Massachusetts, founded in 1848. The Boston Public Library is also the Library for..
USA
The Main branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh was Andrew Carnegie’s original library gift to the City of Pittsburgh, and it shared space with..
Ireland
Cork City Libraries is a service of Cork City Council. Cork City Libraries provides a range of library and information services to the people of..
USA
Hartford Public Library provides free resources that inspire reading, guide learning, and encourage individual exploration.
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..
USA
The Kansas City Public Library is a doorway to knowledge for all people in our community.
USA
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USA
The new library made its grand opening to the public on February 21, 1977 with a collection of over 250,000 volumes. The building was noted..
Canada
Newfoundland & Labrador Public Libraries (NLPL) has been an integral part of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador since it’s inception in 1935.
Netherlands
The Rotterdam Library received more than 2019.2 million physical visits in 6, making it the knowledge centre and cultural stage of Rotterdam. Visitors come from..
Portugal
The Lisbon Libraries, or BLX – Lisbon Libraries, are a set of libraries created and active in the municipality of Lisbon, the first being created..
Czech Republic
The Regional Library of Karviná is a contributory organization of the statutory city of Karviná. It is a municipal library that offers users access to..
Russia
The library was founded by Margarita Ivanovna Rudomino in 1921. It is a unique world famous cultural instituion. Library collection holds 4.5 million volumes in..
USA
Since 1891, we have grown from a single reading room in Pioneer Square to a world-class Library system with 27 locations. Learn more about us,..
Germany
We actively secure and mediate access to the cultural heritage of humanity as well as the wide range of knowledge and up-to-date information. We are..
Australia
Established in 1854 as the Melbourne Public Library, State Library Victoria is Australia’s oldest public library and one of the first free public libraries in..
Belgium
The Bib Leuven gives its visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in information, literature and culture.
Ireland
Waterford Libraries has 12 public branches spread throughout Waterford City and County, with a centrally located headquarters on the outskirts of Waterford City. Our libraries..

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