Mark Thompson wins 2015 Jan Michalski Prize for Literature

Mark Thompson, author of Birth Certificate: The Story of Danilo Kiš, has been named as the winner of the 2015 Jan Michalski Prize for Literature given by the Jan Michalski Foundation.

From the Foundation’s press release: “The Jan Michalski Prize for Literature is awarded each year by the Foundation to crown a work of world literature. An original feature of the Prize is its multicultural nature. It is open to authors from the world over and is intended to contribute to their international recognition. The Prize is awarded for a work of fiction or non-fiction, irrespective of the language in which it is written. The winner receives an amount of CHF 50,000 [USD 48,600 at today’s exchange rate], offering the possibility of greater dedication to her or his writing. To make up the jury, the Foundation has invited exceptional writers who are multilingual, selected for their knowledge of various literary genres, but particularly for their cultural openness.”

Mark Thompson wins 2015 Jan Michalski Prize for Literature