EBRD Literature Prize 2021: Georgian author among finalists
May 5, 2021

EBRD Literature Prize 2021: Georgian author among finalists

The EBRD Literature Prize 2021, launched by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to promote translated literary fiction from its regions of operations (nearly 40 countries), has announced its three finalists. The Georgian nominee is among them.

The book ‘The Pear Field’ by Nana Ekvtimishvili was translated from Georgian to English by Elizabeth Heighway (Peirene Press). It will compete in the finals with a book by Polish author Szczepan Twardoch, ‘The King of Warsaw’, and ‘Mr K released’ by Matei Vişniec, an author from Romania.

The €20,000 prize will be awarded to the best novel originally written in a language from one of the countries where the Bank invests. It is one of the few international literature prizes which recognises both author and translator in equal measure.

The winner of the EBRD Literature Prize 2021 will be announced on 1 June.

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