Jan Michalski Prize

The Jan Michalski Prize for Literature is attributed each year by the Foundation to crown a work of world literature. An original feature of the Prize is its multicultural nature. It is open to authors from the world over and is intended to contribute to their international recognition. The Prize will be awarded for works of fiction or non fiction, irrespective of the language in which it is written. The winner will receive an amount of CHF 50,000, offering the possibility of greater dedication to her or his art.

To make up the Jury, the Foundation has called on exceptional writers who are multilingual, selected for their knowledge of various literary genres, but particularly for their cultural openness.

The 2015 Jan Michalski Prize for Literature is awarded to the British historian Mark Thompson for Birth Certificate: The Story of Danilo Kiš, a rich and sensitive biography of the great Yugoslav novelist, essayist and poet, and also a retelling of the complex history of the Balkans and Central Europe through the prism of his life.

 For further information, you can read Mark Thompson’s speech and consult the press release.

And a video “Why reading Birth Certificate: The Story of Danilo Kiš ?”

 

 

 

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Edition 2015

The 2015 Jan Michalski Prize for Literature is awarded to Mark Thompson for Birth Certificate: The Story of Danilo Kiš. The book also rewarded the 2016 Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies.

Why reading Birth Certificate: The Story of Danilo Kiš ? Some answers on video…


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