Author Meelis Friedenthal will represent Estonia at the EU Prize for Literature 10th Anniversary Writing Contest Launch Event in Vienna. Friedenthal’s novel The Bees won the prize in 2013 and has been translated into 10 languages for now. This year, for the anniversary,  he was invited to contribute a short story to the competition, as were the other winning authors. Friedenthal’s short story A European Story is currently one of the 36 works (by 26 authors) in competition.

In 2018 the European Union Prize for Literature (EUPL) is celebrating its 10th anniversary. To mark this special occasion a virtual and physical journey through the literary Europe and a writing contest on the topic of Europe have been organised. The EUPL Writing Contest “A European Story: EUPL Winners Write Europe” is a unique short fiction competition that celebrates the diversity of European literature, multiculturalism and 10 successful years of the European Union Prize for Literature.

These works of short fiction, in both original versions and English translations, are compiled in the publication European Stories, which is available online here.