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Richard Ford's Canada wins the Athens Prize for Literature

Dec 15, 2015

The Greek edition of Canada by Richard Ford has won the Athens Prize for Literature 2015.

The Athens Prize for Literature is the first award ever created in Greece for foreign works of literature and is given in conjunction with (De)kata magazine, one of the oldest and most prominent literary magazines in Greece. The jury consists of five Greek writers and previous winners include Pierre Assouline, Javier Cercas, Jonathan Littell and Haruki Murakami. Hosted by the mayor of Athens, the award ceremony took place on 10th December at the Ceremony Hall of Athens Town Hall. 

Canada previously won the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in fiction, the Prix Femina in France and has been translated in 18 languages.