In the shortlist for the Aleksandar Tišma International Literary Prize, five famous European writers were chosen: David Albahari, Cécile Wajsbrot, Slobodan Šnajder, Serhiy Zhadan and Miljenko Jergović.
An international jury consisting of: Peter Handke, Ilma Rakusa, László Márton, Vladislava Gordić Petković and Mathias Énard, selected the writers: David Albahari, Cécile Wajsbrot, Slobodan Šnajder, Serhiy Zhadan and Miljenko Jergović for the Aleksandar Tišma International Literary Prize.
All writers are very well known to our public as well as to European readers, and their literary works have been awarded many times.
According to the rules of the Foundation, the second Aleksandar Tišma International Literary Prize is awarded for a literary work of art that is, apart from the writer's mother tongue, published in English, French or German in 2020 and 2021, or awarded to the writer for their entire literary work. The jury decided on this choice:
- David Albahari, Heute ist Mittwoch, Schoffling & Co. Frankfurt, 2020.
- Slobodan Šnajder, La réparation du monde, Éditions Liana Levi, Paris, 2021.
- Miljenko Jergović, Der rote Jaguar, Schöffling & Co. Verlagsbuchhandlung GmbH., Frankfurt, 2021.
- Cécile Wajsbrot, for their entire literary opus
- Serhiy Zhadan, for their entire literary opus
The name of the laureate of the Aleksandar Tišma International Literary Prize will be known by the end of May this year. The award will be presented to the winner by the president of the jury, Ilma Rakusa, on June 24 at a ceremony at the Matica Srpska in Novi Sad.
The Aleksandar Tišma International Literary Prize is awarded every other year by the Foundation "Aleksandar Tišma". The award consists of a monetary prize (10,000 euros) and a diploma signed by the President of the Board of Directors of the Foundation and the President of the Jury.