European Literature Prize 2017
Grief Is the Thing with Feathers
11 September 2017 - Press releases, Translators and Awards
The jury of the 2017 European Literature Prize has chosen to award the prize to British author Max Porter and his Dutch translator Saskia van der Lingen for Verdriet is het ding met veren (De Bezige Bij), the Dutch translation of the novel Grief Is the Thing with Feathers. The author will receive a sum of €10,000 and the translator €5,000. Chair of the jury, author Anna Enquist will present the prize to Porter and Van der Lingen on Thursday 2 November, during the opening night of the Crossing Border Festival in The Hague.