Ukrainian writer wins Central European literary award Angelus

Ukrainian writer wins Central European literary award AngelusSerhiy Zhadan has become the third Ukrainian-born writer to win the prestigious literary award Angelus, granted by Poland to mark the best writers in Central Europe.

According to Polish newspaper Polityka, the organising committee awarded Zhadan for his novel 'Mesopotamia', which was published in Ukraine in 2014 and translated to Polish in 2015.

Under the award terms, the winner will receive a cheque for 150,000 Polish zlotys (almost USD 40,000). The Angelus International Literary Prize was founded in 2006 in Wroclaw.

In 2011, the Angelus prize was awarded to Ukrainian-born Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich, who recently won the 2015 Nobel Prize for literature.

In 2013, Ukrainian-born Oksana Zabuzhko recieved the same prize for her book 'The Museum of Abandoned Secrets', while Ukrainian born Yuri Andrukhovych was the first winner of the Angelus Central Europe Literature Award in 2006 for his novel "Twelve Rings."

Source: Ukraine Today
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