The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has launched the EBRD Literature Prize 2020, in partnership with the British Council.
The Prize reflects and recognises the rich cultures and creativity of the region where the Bank works - a region that stretches from central Europe to central Asia as well as the southern and eastern Mediterranean and northern Africa. The EBRD Literature Prize 2020 will be awarded to both writer and translator for the best work of literary fiction translated into English and originally written in any language of the EBRD’s countries of operations and published by a UK publisher. The first prize, worth €20,000, will be equally divided between the winning author and translator. Two runners-up and their translators will receive a prize of €1,000 each.
The submission deadline is Tuesday, 1 October 2019.
The shortlist will be announced in January 2020, followed by the announcement of the three finalists in March 2020. All three sets of finalists - the writers and translators - will be invited to participate in an awards ceremony at EBRD Headquarters in London, as well as related events in the UK, in April 2020.