Jens Meijen. Dutch writer, journalist, publisher and teacher. He writes on topics such as climate change, globalization, technology and inequality. His first collection of poems, Xenomorf, received the C. Buddingh Prize for the best debut in poetry in Dutch. He has worked as a journalist, editor and associate professor. He currently collaborates with several Belgian publications. In 2016, he was named the first young national poet in Belgium.
Ismael Ramos. Galician writer, cultural manager and teacher. He has studied Spanish Language and Literature at the University of Santiago de Compostela, as well as a master's degree in Literature and Culture Studies. He has been responsible for communication and coordination at Editorial Galaxia, as well as a bookseller. Not only that, but he has written poetry, anthologies and translations and is most recent work is the poem collection Lixeiro (Xerais, 2021).
The jury that made the final decision is fully aware that it had to reject very interesting applications that certainly would have been included if we had had more open spots. Moreover, the high level of most of the aspirants is a testament to the enormous talent that exists among young European writers. We want to encourage you to keep writing, despite all obstacles, and we wish to take this opportunity to wish you a successful literary career.