9 August 2012 We know the quarter-finalists of the Angelus award

14 books, including six by Polish authors, made it to the quarter-finals of the 7th edition of the Angelus Central European Literature Award. They include: Important and Unimportant Stories by Andriy Bondar, Saturn by Jacek Dehnel, And Other Stories by Georgi Gospodinov, Dzienniki kołymskie by Jacek Hugo-Bader, Srda pjeva, u sumrak, na Duhove by Miljenko Jergović, War and War by Laszlo Krasznahorkai, Niemra by Arkadiusz Pacholski, Yellow Eyes Will Lead You Home by Markéta Pilátova, Emperor of America: The Great Flight From Galicia by Martin Pollack, Miedzianka. Historia znikania by Filip Springer, Włoskie szpilki by Magdalena Tulli, Life is a Fairy Tale by Dubravka Ugrešič, Drwal by Michał Witkowski, and A Love Letter in Cuneiform by Tomáš Zmeškal.

The seven books shortlisted for the final will be announced in September. The name of the winner is to be made public on the 27th of October.

Angelus is an award presented to Central European writers whose works deal with the most important issues of the present day. The statuette of Angelus designed by Ewa Rossano and a check for PLN 150,000 is granted to the best book published in Polish in the preceding year. For the past three editions, the jury has also presented a translation award of PLN 20,000, funded by the Angelus Silesius State School of Higher Vocational Education in Wałbrzych. Any living author from one of the 21 countries of Central Europe is eligible for the award. Every publisher can submit a book by one foreign and one Polish author. Previous winners of Angelus include: Yuri Andrukhovych Twelve Rings (2006), Martin Pollack The Dead Man in the Bunker (2007), Peter Esterhazy Harmonia caelestis (2008), Josef Škvorecký The Engineer of Human Souls (2009), Gyorgy Spiro Messiahs (2010), and Svetlana Alexievich War’s Unwomanly Face (2011).

More about the award: angelus.com.pl