Eurovision Book Contest

A celebration of dazzling European literature...

Feeling that Eurovision fever? As the Song Contest lands in the UK this May, join us for a special Hay Festival project to explore and celebrate the most dazzling European literature. Champion old favourites and discover new recommendations as we decide who should take our Eurovision Book Contest crown.

Hay Festival Eurovision Book Contest 2023

We need your help! Use the form below to submit your favourite fiction from any of the 37 countries competing in this year's contest. All genres and languages are welcome, but we're looking for suggestions published anytime since the song contest began in 1956.

Anyone can submit – readers, writers, teachers, and publishers from all around the world. And everyone who nominates a book will be entered into a prize draw to win a bundle of some of the selected titles.

A final selection of one book from each country will be made by an expert panel on the eve of Hay Festival in Wales this spring (25 May–4 June), with a special event planned on site to debate the list and crown an overall winner... Sequins at the ready!

Share your thoughts online too using #Bookovision on social media.

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Why are you nominating this book *
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Terms & Conditions

  • 1. Information on how to enter forms part of these conditions of entry. Participation in this promotion constitutes acceptance of these conditions of entry.
  • 2. Entry is open to anyone except directors, management and employees (and the immediate families of directors, management and employees) of the Promoter or the agencies or companies associated with this promotion.
  • 3. Entrants can submit as many suggestions on the form above, but will all be limited to one entry in the competition.
  • 4. The promotion will start at 00:01 on Tuesday 28 February 2023 and will close at 23:59 on Monday 1 May 2023 (the “Promotion Period”).
  • 5. The prize is a year's subscription to Hay Player, plus a set of 10 books (subject to availability) taken from the selected Eurovision of Books list to be announced on the eve of Hay Festival 2023.
  • 6. Winners must have access to a personal email account on the internet.
  • 7. Hay Festival accepts no responsibility for late, incomplete, incorrectly submitted, corrupted or misdirected entries, network failure or delay.
  • 8. The Promoter and its associated agencies and companies will not be liable to any prize winner and their guest for any loss (including, without limitation, indirect, special or consequential loss or loss of profits), expense or damage which is suffered or sustained (whether or not arising from any person’s negligence) in connection with this promotion or accepting or using any prize, except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law (including personal injury, death and fraud) in which case that liability is limited to the minimum allowable by law.
  • 9. No warranty or guarantee is given by the Promoter in relation to any prize.
  • 10. The prize(s) is/are not transferable or exchangeable and cannot be redeemed for cash or any other form of compensation. In the event for any reason the prize winner does not take an element of the prize at the time stipulated by the Promoter, then that element of the prize will be forfeited by the winner and neither cash nor any other form of compensation will be supplied in lieu of that element of the prize. If for any reason a prize is not available, the Promoter reserves the right to substitute another prize for it, in its sole discretion, of equal or higher value.
  • 11. If for any reason any aspect of this promotion is not capable of running as planned the Promoter may in its sole discretion cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the promotion, or invalidate any affected entries (this includes, without limitation, by reason of infection by computer virus, network failure, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failures or any cause beyond the control of the Promoter which corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this promotion).
  • 12. If any of the winning entries are deemed not to comply with these conditions of entry, the entry will be discarded and a new winner of the prize will be determined by the Promoter.
  • 13. In all aspects of this promotion the Promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding the promotion.
  • 14. The Promoter reserves the right to publish the name and county of residence of the promotion winner.
  • 15. This Promotion shall be governed by English law.
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