Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Sonning Prize
El Sonning Prize 2010 ha caído este años en manos del interminable Hans Magnus Enzensberger. El premio se le entregará en febrero en Dinamarca. El premio se otorga a miembro prominentes de la cultura europea (como lo subrayan algunos de los anteriores ganadores: Vaclav Havel, el actor Laurence Olivier y el director Ingmar Bergman)
Hans Magnus Enzensberger, described by organizers as "one of German literature's most acclaimed contemporary writers and analysts," is set to receive the biennial cultural honour, worth 1 million kroner (about $200,000 Cdn) at a ceremony in Copenhagen in February. Enzensberger, 79, has previously been honoured with Spain's Prince of Asturias Award for the humanities and received a lifetime recognition award earlier this year from the trustees of Canada's Griffin Poetry Prize. "For him, Europe is neither a single unit nor a series of isolated units. In his Oh, Europe (Ach Europa ) he describes and dissects the cultures and customs of a number of European countries," organizers said in their citation. "The common thread [of the cultures and customs] proved to be their single-mindedness. Europe can therefore not be gathered together into a single state without damaging its soul, but can only live up to itself by [allowing] diversity to come to expression in the necessary and practical co-operation."