Franz Kafka Prize
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Franz Kafka Prize
Franz Kafka Prize
Kafka portrait.jpg
CountryCzech Republic
Presented byFranz Kafka Society
First awarded2001

The Franz Kafka Prize is an international literary award presented in honour of Franz Kafka, the German language novelist. The prize was first awarded in 2001 and is co-sponsored by the Franz Kafka Society and the city of Prague, Czech Republic.

Award information and history

At a presentation held annually in the Old Town Hall (Prague), the recipient receives $10,000, a diploma, and a bronze statuette[1]. Each award is often called the "Kafka Prize" or "Kafka Award".

The award earned some prestige in the mid 2000s by foreshadowing the Nobel Prize when two of its winners went on to win the Nobel Prize in Literature the same year, Elfriede Jelinek (2004) and Harold Pinter (2005).[2]

The criteria for winning the award include the artwork's "humanistic character and contribution to cultural, national, language and religious tolerance, its existential, timeless character, its generally human validity and its ability to hand over a testimony about our times."[3]

Award winners

Previous winners.[4]

See also


  1. ^ "The Franz Kafka Prize". Spole?nost Franze Kafky. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Franz Kafka Prize goes to Czech writer Daniela Hodrová". literalab. May 25, 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  3. ^ "Franz Kafka Prize". The Franz Kafka Society. Retrieved 2008.
  4. ^ "Franz Kafka Prize, official website". Franz Kafka Society. Retrieved 2013.
  5. ^ "The Franz Kafka International Literary Prize 2018" (PDF). Oct 19, 2018. Retrieved 2019.
  6. ^ "The Franz Kafka International Literary Prize 2017" (PDF). May 29, 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 2, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  7. ^ "The Franz Kafka Prize 2016 - Claudio Magris". Spole?nost Franze Kafky. Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ Daniela Uherková (June 2, 2015). "The Laureate of the Franz Kafka Prize 2015 is the Spanish Writer Eduardo Mendoza". SPOLE?NOST FRANZE KAFKY. Retrieved 2015.
  9. ^ ?TK (May 26, 2014). "Cenu Franze Kafky letos dostane ?ínský prozaik Jen Lien-kche". ?eské noviny (in Czech). Retrieved 2014.
  10. ^ "Israeli Author Amos Oz Wins Franz Kafka Prize". AP. May 27, 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  11. ^ "Amos Oz - the New Laureate of the Franz Kafka Prize". Franz Kafka Society. May 28, 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  12. ^ Spain, John (May 26, 2011). "Banville gets top book award". Irish Independent. Retrieved 2011.
  13. ^ "Vaclav Havel wins Franz Kafka prize". CBC News. October 27, 2010. Retrieved 2010.
  14. ^ "Novelist Lustig awarded Kafka Prize". Agence France-Presse. April 9, 2008. Retrieved 2008.
  15. ^ "French poet Bonnefoy wins Franz Kafka Prize". CBC News. 30 October 2010. Retrieved 2010.
  16. ^ "Japanese writer Haruki Murakami wins Kafka award". ABC News. October 31, 2006. Retrieved 2006.
  17. ^ Horáková, Pavla (October 31, 2003). "Franz Kafka Society awards Peter Nadas". Radio Prague. Retrieved 2003.
  18. ^ Horáková, Pavla (October 31, 2002). "Writer Ivan Klima wins Franz Kafka Prize". Radio Prague. Retrieved 2002.

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