The award ceremony of the State Prizes of Literature for 2013 was held on January 10, 2014, at Casteliotissa Hall.
The prizes were awarded as follows:
Poetry: Efrosyne Manda-Lazarou for Noah in the City, (Planodion Publications)
Novel: Panos Ioannides for his book Koazinos (Armida Publications)
Short story/novella: Marios Michaelides for The Interrogator (Gavrielides Publications)
Essay/study: Savvas Pavlou for There at the umbrellas… Rainproof kai evilproof texts about Cyprus.
Literature for young children: Marina Michaelidou-Kadi for Nicholas and Elli (Parga Publications)
Literature for older children and adolescents: Andri Antoniou for the work Peladomagnitis (Psychoyios Publications)
Illustration of a book for children/youTH: Sandra Eleftheriou for the illustration of the book Wheat (Livanis Publications)
Panos Ioannides’ novel AMERICA ’62: DE PROFUNDIS (Armida 2008), which was published in 2010 in a German translation by the publishing house Verlag auf dem Ruffel, was also recently published in Turkey in a translation by Lale Alatli.
The translation of the book into Turkish, as well as the previous one into German, was sponsored in part by the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus and published by OPM & RUFFEL.
A joint presentation of these two foreign language editions by the translators and publishers will take place on May 14th in Nicosia. The Union of the Writers of Cyprus, the PEN Cyprus Centre, and the Union of Turkish Cypriot Writers will cooperate in the organisation of the event, which will be held at the Goethe Institute.
GALLERY: MARIOS KOSMAS POETRY: CHARALAMBOS KOUZALIS, ELLADA SOPHOCLEOUS,
ELENI ARTEMIOU-PHOTIADOU, CHRYSOSTOMOS TSOTSOS PROSE: NENA FILOUSI, MARIA
OLYMPIOU, PANOS IOANNIDES ESSAYS: MARIA PYLIOTOU TRAVELOGUES: NIKI MARANGOU, MONA SAVVIDOU-THEODOULOU INTERVIEW: HARIS IOANNIDES