II Annual UNESCO City of Literature Prize awards ceremony

II Annual UNESCO City of Literature Prize awards ceremony

On October 31, the 2d UNESCO City of Literature Prize awards ceremony took place at the Museum of Ethnography and Art Crafts.

Andrii Sodomora won the Prize for his translation of the works by Hesiod TheTheogony, Works and Days, and Shield of Heracles.

Anna Vovchenko and Kateryna Kalytko were represented with the special recognition 50 thousand hryvnias award, which accords with the values ​​of the Prize, namely the creation of intercultural and interliterary bridges of understanding, for the translation of Middlesex novel by Jeffrey Eugenides and the poetic collection Bunar relatively.

‘Thank you very much, respected audience and dear friends. To say that I am touched is to say so little. I somehow never distinguished myself among those who work, and nowadays, I do not distinguish myself as well; I would really be immeasurably happy if this award was honoured to each of the pretenders, this is indeed true. Well, in this case, I sincerely thank the community of Lviv, the founders of this Prize, I thank the members of the jury, thank all those people who brought me to the way of knowledge…,’ – Andrii Sodomora, the Prize laureate, said.

Lviv – UNESCO City of Literature Award is an annual Ukrainian literary award which is presented to a writer or translator for the original or translated literary work in Ukrainian. The award is created to praise the works of contemporary literature and to give them public resonance. The main values of the Award: - enunciating principles of humanism; - building bridges of understanding; - supporting the freedom of speech and self-expression; - intercultural communication and tolerance promotion.

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