Leuk Literature Prize was this year awarded to Radka Denemarkova

Leuk Literature Prize was this year awarded to Radka Denemarkova. The Schloss Leuk Foundation, which has expedited the reconstruction of the medieval castle at the same-named community of Oberwallis, has initiated a number of socio-cultural projects during the past years. The most sophisticated one of these is certainly the Spycher: Literaturpreis Leuk (Spycher: Literary Prize Leuk). The prize consists of a five-year right of residence for writers and primarily distinguishes authors whose works show a certain nearness to the special, border-crossing situation of the Wallis.

Among the former Leuk Literature Prize winner are: Lukas Bärfuss, Felicitas Hoppe, Sibylle Lewitscharoff, Marcel Beyer, Durs Grünbein und Martin Mosebach.