28.08.2019 - 5.11.2019 Events, Literature Ukraine

Announcement of the start of the Joseph Conrad Korzeniowski Literary Prize 2019 🗺

The prize was founded in 2007 and is awarded once in two years. This year’s prize will be awarded for the seventh time.

The prize was founded in 2007 and is awarded once in two years. This year’s prize will be awarded for the seventh time.

The prize is awarded to a living Ukrainian author less than 40 years of age regardless of their place of residence for prose works in Ukrainian that address relevant topics, promote reflection, increase knowledge about other cultures. The jury will appraise only prose works of candidates and will not consider their works of poetry, dramaturgy, and literary criticism.

Laureates of the award:

  • Kateryna Kalytko (2017)
  • Sofia Andrukhovych (2015)
  • Tania Maliarchuk (2013)
  • Natalka Sniadanko (2011)
  • Serhiy Zhadan (2009)
  • Taras Prokhasko (2007)


The laureate of the 2019 award will receive:

  • the diploma and money prize in the amount of 3000 Euro from the Polish Institute in Kyiv,
  • 6 month scholarship in Poland in 2020 as part of the scholarship program of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage of Poland “GAUDE POLONIA” from the Partner of the Award, the National Center of Culture in Warsaw.

Candidates for the award can be nominated by Ukrainian and foreign cultural institutions, publishing houses, artistic associations, private persons, who have to fill in and submit the application form by October 15, 2019. Each institution or private person can nominate only one candidate. Pretenders for the Award cannot nominate themselves. Laureates of the Conrad Award of previous years cannot be nominated.

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The laureate and finalists will be determined and announced by the Polish and Ukrainian jury.

The laureate will be determined in two stages:

І. The jury will select three (3) finalists from the list of candidates. Their names will be announced at the beginning of November 2019 in a communique which will be distributed by the Polish Institute in Kyiv.

ІІ. The jury will make the final decision before awarding after the discussion of finalists and determination of the winner by the secret ballot procedure.

The grand announcement and awarding of the laureate of the Joseph Conrad Korzeniowski Literary Award will take place on November 15, 2019 in Kyiv.

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