Crystal Vilenica2015-11-30T18:53:33+02:00

Crystal Vilenica

The Crystal Vilenica award is presented to an author from Central Europe, featured in the Vilenica Almanac and who appears at one of the literary readings within the festival. The winner is selected by an international jury, comprised of the guests of the festival. The presentation takes place within the literary matinée at the Štanjel castle.

The Crystal Vilenica award winner for the year 2006 is Mojca Kumerdej, Slovenia.

Former Crystal Vilenica award winners are:

2005 – Vladas Braziūnas, Lithuania
2004 – Valžyna Mort, Belarus
2002 – Pál Závada, Hungary
2001 – Natalka Bilocerkivec, Ukraine
2000 – Vörös Istvan, Hungary
1999 – Angelo Cherchi, Italy
1998 – Peter Semolič, Slovenia
1997 – Nicole Müller, Switzerland
1996 – Kaća Čelan, Bosnia and Hercegovina
1995 – Marzanna Bogumiła Kielar, Poland
1994 – Slavko Mihalić, Croatia
1993 – Francesco Micieli, Switzerland
1992 – Endre Kukorelly, Hungary
1991 – Grendel Lajos, Slovak Republik
1990 – Aleš Debeljak, Slovenia
1989 – Dubravka Ugrešić, Croatia
1988 – Ewa Lipska, Poland
1987 – Gregor Strniša, Slovenia

Crystal Vilenica jury members:

2006 – Gabriel Rosenstock, president, Simona Škrabec, Brian Henry, Yiorgos Chouliaras, Bohdan Zadura
2005 – Alojz Ihan, president, Erica Pedretti, Alexandra Büchler, Eugenijus Ališanka,Pavel Vilikovský