In France, he received the France Culture Prize in 1994 for Aceto, arcobaleno , the Laure Bataillon Award in 2002 for Tre cavalli and, also in 2002, the Fémina Étranger for Montedidio , translated in English as God's Mountain . In 2010 he was given the German international literary Petrarca-Preis . He has been a member of the jury at the Cannes Festival in 2003. In 2013, he received the European Prize for Literature . In 2016, he received European Book Prize for his novel "Le plus et le moins".