Estonian writer Tõnis Tootsen received one of the five special mentions for the European Union Prize for Literature with his wonderful novel Pate of the Apes .

seven-member European jury made of literary experts with professional influence now awards one overall winner accompanied by five special mentions.

Thirteen countries participated in EUPL 2023: Armenia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Estonia, Finland, France, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Poland, Sweden. The 13 national nominees were revealed on 7 March 2023, one for each participating country. The authors and their novels were nominated by national entities, knowledgeable about the literary scene in their countries and used to promoting their national literature abroad. 

All nominated authors will be continuously promoted on a European stage, aiming to reach a wider and international audience, as well as connect with readers beyond their national and linguistic borders.

Read more about prize.

Read more about Tõnis Tootsen and excerpt from his novel Pâté of the Apes.