Literary prizes and competitions

A number of literary prizes and competitions are held in the Grand Duchy at regular intervals to promote literary creation.

National Literary Competition

The National Literary Competition, organised annually since 1978 by the Ministry of Culture, is devoted to a different literary genre each year. It is open to anyone of Luxembourg nationality or officially resident in the Grand Duchy, writing in Luxembourgish, German, French or English. Past prizewinners are listed on the website of the Encyclopaedia of Luxembourg's authors.

Batty Weber national literature prize

The Batty Weber national literature prize is awarded every three years by the Ministry of Culture to a Luxembourgish writer for the ensemble of his work. Illustrious Luxembourgish writers, such as Edmond Dune, Roger Manderscheid, Anise Koltz and Jean Portante are among its recipients. Past winners of the Batty Weber prize are listed on the Encyclopaedia of Luxembourgish authors.

Servais prize for literature

Since 1992, the Servais prize for literature has been awarded by the Servais Foundation to the most significant Luxembourgish work published in the course of the year, regardless of language. Past winners of the Servais prize are listed on the Encyclopaedia of Luxembourgish authors.

Lëtzebuerger Buchpräis

The national federation of publishing houses has awarded the Lëtzebuerger Buchpräis (Luxembourg book prize) every year since 2006 on the occasion of the Book Days in Walferdange (Walfer Bicherdeeg). The best Luxembourgish books, pre-selected by a panel of specialists and divided into four categories, are determined by the votes cast by readers in the participating bookshops or on the Internet. The four categories are: art and images, literature, reference works, and books for children and teenagers. Find the winners of the Luxembourg book prize on the website of the Dictionary of Luxembourg Authors.

  • Updated 30-07-2018