European Union Prize for literature 2011 - Ófeigur Sigurðsson
The Icelandic author, Mr. Ófeigur Sigurðsson was one of this years recipients of the European Prize for Literature 2011. The prize is awarded for his book “Jon” (Skáldsöguna um Jón & hans rituðu bréf til barnshafandi konu sinnar þá hann dvaldi í helli yfir vetur & undirbjó komu hennar & nýrra tíma) which was published by Mál og Menning in Reykjavik last year
This is the third time the Prize is awarded but its main object is to draw focus to the diversity of modern European literature and to promote it through translation and distribution in new territories.
The award ceremony was held in Brussels on 28.11.2011 and was attended by the author along with Mr. Thorir Ibsen, ambassador of Iceland.