Anasoft litera

published: 20.09.2016

Peter Macsovszky wins the Anasoft Litera 2016 award

 

Peter Macsovszky has won Slovakia’s most significant literary prize Anasoft Litera for his novel Tantalópolis, described by the jury as "a stylistically original, multilayered text which can be read as travelogue, self-referential prose, as well as a novel depicting the difficult quest for the spiritual at a time of the cult of the body”.  

 

The jury composed of reviewers, literary theoreticians, translators and journalists (Zuzana Bariaková, Marta Součková, Stanislav Vallo, Radoslav Passia and Petr Minařík) nominated following ten finalists from among 191 other works:

Balla: Veľká láska (Koloman Kertész Bagala)

Jana Beňová: HoneymOon (Marenčin PT)

Irena Brežná: Nevďačná cudzinka (Aspekt)

Dušan Dušek: Ponožky pred odletom (Vydavateľstvo SLOVART)

Zuska Kepplová: Reflux  (Koloman Kertész Bagala)

Rút Lichnerová: Hostina (Marenčin PT)

Peter Macsovszky: Tantalópolis (Vyd. Drewo a srd / Vlna)

Jaro Rihák: Pentcho. Príbeh parníka  (Marenčin PT / SANDBERG Film)

Vanda Rozenbergová: Slobodu bažantom (Vyd. SLOVART)

Peter Šulej: Spolu (Marenčin PT)

 

The literary prize Anasoft Litera has been awarded yearly since 2006 to the best original Slovak work of fiction or translated work of fiction written by a Slovak author, published in the preceding year. The Anasoft Litera 2016 winner Peter Macsovszky received the prize money amounting to 10,000 euros awarded by the exclusive partner and sponsor of the prize, the software company ANASOFT. During the 10-year history the prize was awarded to: Marek Vadas, Milan Zelinka, Alta Vášová, Stanislav Rakús, Monika Kompaníková, Balla, Víťo Staviarsky, Veronika Šikulová and twice to Pavel Vilikovský.

The readers’ prize went to Dušan Dušek with his prose Ponožky pred odletom published by Slovart Publishing Ltd.

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