We are happy to announce that Steve Sem-Sandberg’s award-winning novel THE EMPEROR OF LIES (De fattiga i Łódź) has been shortlisted for the prestigious Jan Michalski Prize 2013. The Swiss literary award was created by the Fondation Jan Michalski pour l’Ecriture et la Littérature, founded in 2004 by Vera Michalski-Hoffman in memory of her husband Jan Michalski. Its purpose is to recognize and promote authors from around the world and world literature in general.
THE EMPEROR OF LIES has previously been awarded with The August Prize, a coveted Swedish Literary Award. The novel was also short-listed for the prestigious Nordic Council Award in 2010. It won Swedish Radio’s Kerstin M Lundberg Prize and was nominated for the French literary award Prix Médicis – Roman Étranger.