Peter Esterhazy, winner of “Days and Nights of Literature” Grand Prize

Hungarian writer Peter Esterhazy won the “Ovidius” Grand Prize, offered by the Ministry of Culture, at the “Days and Nights of Literature” Festival in Mangalia, and the American writer Joey Goebel won the Award for a Young Writer, offered by the Mayoralty of Mangalia, the “Cotidianul” informes.

On Monday evening, the winners of the “Days and Nights of Literature” Festival were officially announced. The Romanian Cultural Institute granted three awards for the special contribution to the promotion of Romanian literature by means of exquisite translations. The awards went to Sean Cotter, Kiril Kovaldji (Russia) and Omar Lara (Chile). The Award for an important book release was offered by Minister Theodor Paleologu, from behalf of the Ministry of Culture, Religious Denominations and National Patrimony, to the Publishing House Curtea Veche. As mentioned above, the Award for a Young Writer, granted by the host of the festival, the Mayoralty of Mangalia, was won by the young American author Joey Goebel, aged 28. Nicolae Manolescu announced the name of the winner of the “Ovidius” Grand Prize, granted by the Ministry of Culture: Hungarian author Peter Esterhazy. This edition’s jury consisted of Nicolae Manolescu, Gabriel Dimisianu and Gabriel Chifu.

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