|Zbigniew Herbert International Literary Award|
|Awarded for||outstanding artistic and intellectual literary achievements|
|Presented by||The Zbigniew Herbert Foundation|
The Zbigniew Herbert International Literary Award (Polish: Mi?dzynarodowa Nagroda Literacka im. Zbigniewa Herberta) is a Polish international literature prize established in 2013 in Warsaw and named after a Polish poet, essayist, and moralist Zbigniew Herbert (1924-1998). It is conferred annually by the Zbigniew Herbert Foundation and its aim is to recognize "outstanding artistic and intellectual literary achievements on the world stage which have a bearing on the world of values towards which Zbigniew Herbert's work gravitated".
In 2010, the Zbigniew Herbert Foundation was set up in order to preserve and promote Herbert's "creative legacy as an integral part of the literary and cultural heritage of Poland, Europe and the world" as well as to encourage and support "education in the fields of literature and the humanities, particularly modern literature, writing, poetry and journalism, with a special emphasis on programs for young people". The initiative to establish the foundation was put forward by his wife Katarzyna Dzieduszycka-Herbert.
The jury selecting the winners of the award have included many renowned literature experts and authors such as Edward Hirsch, Jaume Vallcorba Plana, Tomas Venclova, Yurii Andrukhovych, Agneta Pleijel, Michael Krüger, Lidija Dimkovska, and Jaros?aw Miko?ajewski.
|2013||W.S. Merwin||United States||Princeton University|||
|2014||Charles Simic||Serbia / United States||University of New Hampshire|||
|2015||Ryszard Krynicki||Poland||Adam Mickiewicz University|||
|2016||Lars Gustafsson||Sweden||University of Texas at Austin|||
|2017||Breyten Breytenbach||South Africa / France||University of Cape Town|||
|2018||Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill||Ireland||University College Cork|||
|2019||Agi Mishol||Israel||Hebrew University of Jerusalem|||
|2020||Durs Grünbein||Germany||Kunstakademie Düsseldorf|||