Prix ​​Aristeion

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The Prix ​​Aristeion was a European literary prize awarded from 1990 to 1999 . The prize was donated by the European Union in Brussels . Each literary work was awarded 20,000 euros, "which makes a significant contribution to contemporary literature". In addition, “outstanding translations” of contemporary European literature were awarded.

The prizes were awarded in the respective cultural capital of the year.

Award winners


year place author plant
1990 Glasgow Jean Echenoz ( France ) Lac
1991 Dublin Mario Luzi ( Italy ) Frasi e Incisi di un Canto Salutare
1992 Madrid Manuel Vázquez Montalbán ( Spain ) Galíndez
1993 Antwerp Cees Nooteboom ( Netherlands ) Het following verhaal
1994 Lisbon Juan Marsé (Spain) El embrujo de Shanghai
1995 Luxembourg Herta Müller ( Germany ) Heart animal
1996 Copenhagen Salman Rushdie ( Great Britain )
Christoph Ransmayr ( Austria )
The Moor's Last Sigh
Kitahara's Disease
1997 Thessaloniki Antonio Tabucchi (Italy) Sostiene Pereira
1998 Stockholm Hugo Claus ( Belgium ) De rumors
1999 Weimar José Hierro (Spain) Cuadeno de Neuva York


year place translator plant
1990 Glasgow Michael Hamburger (Great Britain) Paul Celan : Poems of Paul Celan
1991 Dublin Frans van Woerden (Netherlands) Louis-Ferdinand Céline : De Brug van Londen - Guignol's Volume II
1992 Madrid Socrates Kapsaskis ( Greece ) James Joyce : Ulysses
1993 Antwerp Françoise Wuilmart (Belgium) Ernst Bloch : The principle of hope
1994 Lisbon Giovanni Raboni (Italy) Marcel Proust : à la Recherche du Temps Perdu
1995 Luxembourg Dieter Hornig (Austria) Henri Michaux : Un barbare en Asie
1996 Copenhagen Thorkild Bjørnvig ( Denmark ) Rainer Maria Rilke : Udsat på hjertets bjerge (selected poems)
1997 Thessaloniki Hans-Christian Oeser (Germany / Ireland *) Patrick McCabe : The Butcher Boy
1998 Stockholm Miguel Sáenz (Spain) Günter Grass : A broad field
1999 Weimar Claus Bech (Denmark) Flann O'Brien : The Third Policeman

* German translator, but nominated by Ireland

See also