The winners of the new European Union Prize for Literature were announced by Commissioner Ján Figel.
Swedish author Henning Mankell was appointed the Ambassador of the European Union Prize for Literature 2009.
Winning author:Mr Paulus Hochgatterer
Book awarded: Die Sübe des Lebens (2006) – in English: the Sweetness of Life
Publishing house: Paul Zsolnay Verlag, Wien
Winning author:Mrs Mila Pavicevic
Book awarded: Djevojčica od leda i druge bajke (2006) – in English: Ice Girl and Other Fairy-tales
Publishing house: Naklada Bošković, Split.
Winning author:Mrs Emmanuelle Pagano
Book awarded: Les Adolescents troglodytes (2007)
Publishing house: Editions P.O.L, Paris
Winning author: Mrs Szécsi Noémi
Book awarded: Kommunista Monte Cristo (2006) – In English Communist Monte Cristo
Publishing house: Tericum, Budapest
Winning author:Mrs Karen Gillece
Book awarded: Longshore Drift (2006)
Publishing house: Hachette, Dublin
Winning author: Mr Daniele Del Giudice
Book Awarded: Orizzonte mobile (2009) - in English : Movable Horizon
Publishing house: Giulio Einaudi editore
Winning author:Laura Sintija Černiauskaitė
Book Awarded: Kvėpavimas į marmurą (2006) - In English Breathing into Marble
Publishing house: Alma Littera
Winning author:Mr Carl Frode Tiller
Book Awarded:- Innsirkling (2007) - in English : Encirclement
Publishing house: Aschehoug
Winning author:Mr Jacek Dukaj
Book Awarded: LÓD ( 2007) – In English ICE
Publishing house: Wydawnictwo Literackie
Winning author:Mrs Dulce Maria Cardoso.
Book Awarded: Os Meus Sentimentos (2005
Publishing house: Asa Editores
Winning author: Pavol Rankov
Book Awarded: Stalo sa prvého septembra (alebo inokedy) (2008) - In English It Happened on September the First (or whenever) Publishing house: Kalligram
Winning author: Mrs Helena Henschen
Book Awarded: I skuggan av ett brott(2004). In English The Shadow of a Crime
Publishing house: Brombergs
Further information about the writers
The prizes will be presented during an Award ceremony in Brussels on 28 September.