Lignano - Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek has been awarded a Hemingway Prize, an accolade given out by the Italian city of Lignano that celebrates the adventure of thought, Italian media report on Wednesday.
Žižek will receive the prize in mid-June along with British author Zadie Smith, Italian psychoanalyst Massimo Recalcati and Italian photographer Nino Migliori.
Žižek was described by the jury as one of the most thought-provoking philosophers in the world who stands out with his original critique of modern culture and economy.
The jurors highlighted his bibliography, countless articles and interviews, and the films Žižek! and The Pervert's Guide to Cinema, Primorski dnevnik, a minority daily, reported.
The prize is named after US Nobel laureate Ernest Hemingway, who had strong ties to Friuli Venezia-Giulia and Veneto in Italy and briefly served on the Isonzo Front during WWI. It is awarded by Lignano in cooperation with Friuli Venezia-Giulia province and the book fair Pordenonelegge.