Runa Svetlikova wint Bridges of Strega Award 2016
Op 24 augustus 2016 ontvangt Runa Svetlikova de “Bridges of Struga” award voor het internationaal beste poëziedebuut voor Deze zachte witte kamer.
Uit het juryrapport:
Awarded for her authentic voice
The winner of the “Bridges of Struga” award for best debutant poetry book is the Belgian poet Runa Svetlikova for her poetry book “Padded White Room”. The international poetic award “Bridges of Struga” for best debutant book is awarded by Struga Poetry Evenings together with UNESCO.
Since its inception in 2003 the “Bridges of Struga” has become one of the most prestigious awards for emerging poets world-wide which widely opens further avenues of creative affirmation for the poets.
The decision to announce Runa Svetlikova as the winner of “Bridges of Struga” award was made because of her authentic poetry manuscript “Padded White Room”. Although it is debutant, her poetry book stands out for its features as a poetry manuscript, in the poetry occupations and the treatment/approach towards them. The complex structure in which the poems are incorporated confirms that Runa is a mature author whose work will be inevitable not only in the Belgian/Flemish literature but in world literature as well.