The London Book Fair (LBF) is partnering with the European Union Prize for Literature (EUPL) 2015 to promote its winning authors within the book trade.
The beginning of the new partnership will be marked with the reveal of the prize winners at the fair’s Opening Ceremony on Tuesday 14th April. The announcement will be made by Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport.
The aim of the EUPL is to highlight European contemporary fiction, promote the circulation of literature within Europe and encourage greater interest in foreign literary works. The selected countries for the 2015 Prize are Austria, Croatia, France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia and Sweden. The winning authors from Norway and Portugal will be at the LBF Opening Ceremony, the first in the fair’s history.
Speakers at the ceremony will represent different regions of the world and will include: His Highness, Sheikh Sultan Al-Qasimi for the Arab World; Brian Murray, president and c.e.o of HarperCollins Publishers Worldwide, for North America; Mr Tan Yue, president of China Publishing Group, for Asia; and commissioner Tibor Navracsics for Europe.