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Angelus Award: Croatian Named Most Important Central European Writer

Croatian writer Miljenko Jergovic has been awarded the acclaimed Angelus Award in front of a full house at the Wrocławski Opera in Poland on the weekend.

Jergovic, who is an award-winning writer in Croatia, and is also a columnist for daily Croatian newspaper Jutarnji list, won the award for his novel “Srda pjeva, u sumrak, na Duhove”. Jergovic collected the bronze and glass statute and a cheque for 150,000 Polish Zzloty (36,000 euros).

A special award, and a cheque for 20,000 Polish zloty (4,800 euros) went to Magdalena Petrynska, who translated into Polish five of Jergovic’s works, reported Jutarnji list.

The Angelus Award was first presented in 2006, and is awarded for the best fiction works that deal with topics relating to Central Europe. Nominations from 21 countries were in the running for the award.

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