European Union Prize for Literature: Sunjeev Sahota, Evie Wyld and Catherine Taylor

The European Union Prize for Literature aims to put the spotlight on the creativity and diverse wealth of Europe’s contemporary literature and to promote the circulation of literature beyond national and linguistic borders.

To discuss the prize, the state of European literature and Britain’s place in the post-Brexit international literary community, we welcomed two past winners: Sunjeev Sahota, who won in 2017 for his Man Booker shortlisted novel The Year of Runaways; and 2014 winner Evie Wyld, author of All the Birds, Singing. The discussion was chaired by critic and former EUPL jury member Catherine Taylor.