EUPL Laureates at Frankfurt Pavilion

European Union Prize for Literature (EUPL) Laureates Jean Back (Luxembourg, 2010), Magdalena Parys (Poland, 2015) and Carolina Schutti (Austria, 2015) will read original works of short fiction and discuss their experience with the Prize on the occasion of the EUPL’s 10th anniversary.
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Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1
60327 Frankfurt am Main

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Portrait der Autorin Magdalena Parys

Magdalena Parys

Magdalena Parys was born in Danzing, Poland, in 1971 and has been living in Berlin since 1984. She studied Polish philology and pedagogy at Humboldt University in Berlin. The Polish-German author regularly contributes to newspapers, such as “Gazeta Wyborcza“, “Dialog“, “Stuttgarter Zeitung“,”Wysokie Obcasy extra“ as well as “Marianne” in France. Her debut novel “Tunnel” (pol. Tunel) was nominated for numerous prizes in Poland and was awarded the “Golden Owl” prize in Austria. In 2015, Magdalena received the European Union Prize for Literature for her political-historical thriller “Der Magier” (pol. Magik). The translation rights for her books have been sold to more than 20 countries, including Germany, France, Italy and Hungary. Her novel “Tunnel” (franz. "188 metres sous Berlin") received a lot of attention in France last year and received the literature prize of the city of Quimper in Brittany, northwest France.

Portrait der Autorin Carolina Schutti

Carolina Schutti

Carolina Schutti was born in 1976 in Innsbruck, where she still lives. She studied German philology, English and American Studies, concert guitar and classical voice. After several years of teaching and following her PhD on Elias Canetti, she taught at the University of Florence, followed by a post as a research assistant at Literaturhaus am Inn.
Her publications include short stories, poetry and radioplays. In addition, she works with musicians and develops interdisciplinary projects. Schutti has received a number of awards for her literary work, her books have been translated into several European languages.

Portrait von Jean Back

Jean Back

Jean Back (1953) was born in Dudelange (L). After finishing secondary education in Esch/Alzette, he became a civil servant, first at the Ministry of Family, then at the Ministry of Culture. Between 1989 and 2016 he was in charge of the Centre national de l’audiovisuel in Dudelange (CNA). In 2003 he turned to literature with Wollekestol, a tribute to his hometown and its steel industry. It was followed in 2007 by Mon amour schwein. Amateur was published in 2009, won the EUPL Prize in 2010 and has been translated since in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Albania, Macedonia, Hungary and Serbia.
Back published Wéi Dag an Nuecht in 2012 as well as the novel Karamell in 2014, followed in 2015 by Zalto Mortale (kremart edition). Zalto Mortale was shortlisted for the Luxemburg book price.
In 2017 were published Trakl Blues, a novel in German about the amateur film the young maiden, (Die junge Magd), based on the poem by Georg Trakl and Iesel (editions Binsfeld), a Luxemburgish novel about the relationship between a banker and a donkey.