Submissions are open for the 2019 European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Literature Prize:
The prize will be awarded to the year’s “best work of literary fiction translated into English and originally written in any language” from one of the 38 countries where the EBRD operates, and published by a UK publisher.
Arab countries where the EBRD operates include: Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, and Palestine. The submission deadline is 1 November 2018.
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 chair of judges is broadcaster and journalist Rosie Goldsmith:
Last year, acclaimed Lebanese novelist Alawiya Sobh’s Maryam: Keeper of Stories, translated by Nirvana Tanoukhi and published by Seagull Books, made the inaugural EBRD Literature Prize shortlist.