The jury for the Batty Weber Prize, comprising Franck Colotte, Frank Feitler, Jeanne E. Glesener, Jean-Claude Henkes, Nathalie Jacoby, Elise Schmit and president Claude D. Conter, decided to award the prize to Georges Hausemer in recognition for his constant and exemplary commitment to the Grand Duchy's literary scene.
The official award ceremony will be held at 7.30 p.m. on 23 October 2017, at the National Literature Centre in Mersch. The prize, created in 1987 by the Ministry of Culture as a tribute to Luxembourgish writer and man of letters Batty Weber and awarded every three years, is intended to reward a Luxembourgish writer for the literary quality, originality and cultural outreach of his or her complete works. The Batty Weber Prize is worth 10,000 euros.
Georges Hausemer - a man of many talents
The jury noted the author's efforts in favour of social recognition and greater professionalism for writers in the Grand Duchy. The author-editor has made an important contribution to raising the profile of the Grand Duchy's literary scene, both nationally and internationally.
Georges Hausemer's articles on literature and culture have been published in renowned German and Luxembourgish journals since the early 1970s. The author has produced various publications, including poetry, travel writing, novels, cookery books, narratives, and even anthologies. G. Hausemer has also translated a number of literary works for children and young people, sci-fi novels, and other literary genres into German and Luxembourgish.
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