Ana Blandiana, nominated to European Poet of Freedom Award

Romanian writer Ana Blandiana has been nominated for the European Poet of Freedom Award with her volume My Country A4, published in Polish version in January this year, translated by Joanna Kornas-Warwas, the Romanian Cultural Institute (ICR) in Warsaw announced in a press release issued on Tuesday for Agerpres.

ICR Warsaw is organizing from 6 to 21 March 6 a series of meetings with Ana Blandiana in several Polish cities, in order to promote her book.

Every two years, the city of Gdansk becomes the centre of European poetry on the occasion of the European Poet of Freedom festival and award. In 2016, at its fourth edition, the seven European countries competing for the prestigious distinction are Romania, Portugal, Denmark, Hungary, Russia, Italy and Macedonia.

Translators nominate each time seven female and seven male authors from seven European countries. The jury is made up of translators, poets, writers, critics and representatives of other artistic disciplines. The winning poet is awarded 100,000 zlotys (about 23,000 euros), and the translator is also recognized, informs the Romanian Cultural Institute

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