We are delighted to announce that the European Literature Prize 2022 is awarded to The Nocilla Trilogy by Spanish writer Agustín Fernández Mallo, in the Dutch translation by Adri Boon.
The European Literature Prize is awarded annually to the best contemporary European novel published in Dutch translation. The prize is unique in that both author and translator are honoured, in the hope that the awarded novel will reach a wider audience and raise awareness of the vital role of translators.
The jury of the European Literature Prize 2022 consisted of author Manon Uphoff, Hans Maarten van den Brink (De Groene Amsterdammer), Martine Vosmaer (winner of the 2020 ELP for Spring by Ali Smith), Ilja Velthuis (Athenaeum, Haarlem) and Fons Plukker (Maximus Hillegersberg, Rotterdam).
The longlist was compiled by 17 Dutch bookstores. From this list of twenty, the jury selected a shortlist of five titles and the winner.
The five on the shortlist were The Nocilla Trilogy, Catch the Rabbit by Lana Bastasic, A Ghost in the Throat by Doireann Ní Ghríofa, The World Is Unbreakable by Maxim Osipov, and The Crackling in the Stars by Jón Kalman Stefánsson.