Host City: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Venue(s): Municipal Museum, Amsterdam
Date Started: May 17, 1928
Date Finished: August 12, 1928
|Bronze:|| Carel Scharten
Since the submitted works could only include 20,000 words, several chapters could be submitted from recently published books. Overall, the jury had to evaluate 40 literary works by 34 authors from 10 countries.
In the category Epic Works the gold medal was awarded to Hungarian Ferenc Mező for fragments of his book L'Histoire des Jeux Olympiques (History of Olympic Games). Mező was later an IOC member from 1948-61. He had not written a critical story, but a laudatory story of the ancient Olympic Games. The book was first published in 1929 in Budapest in Hungarian, and later in German editions in 1930 and 1935.
The silver medal was earned by German Ernst Weiß for his story Boetius von Orlamünde, which depicts the life of the beggar Boetius, his recalling and confirmation in the taming of his stallion Cyrus. The story was published in 1966 under the title The Aristocrat.
The bronze medal was won by the Dutch couple Margo Scharten-Antink and Carel Scharten for De Nar uit de Maremmen (The Fool of the Maremms). It describes the life story of a painter and also describes something somewhat "sporting".
|1||Ferenc Mező||43||Hungary||HUN||Gold||History of the Olympic Games (Fragments)|
|2||Ernst Weiß||45||Germany||GER||Silver||Boetius von Orlamünde|
|AC||Willy Meisl||32||Austria||AUT||Der Sport am Scheideweg (Fragments)|
|AC||A. Steiner||Austria||AUT||Merietta und ihre elf Männer|
|AC||Maurice Carême||29||Belgium||BEL||Le Martyr d'un Supporteur|
|AC||Kasimir Edschmid||37||Germany||GER||Sport um Gagaly|
|AC||Hermann Roßmann||26||Germany||GER||Klas der Fisch|
|AC||Dezső Király||Hungary||HUN||L'Abbé Jérome sur la Tribune|
|AC||Dezső Király||Hungary||HUN||Fables de La Fontaine et d'Andersen|
|AC||Henriette Laman Trip-de Beaufort||37||Netherlands||NED||Makkerschap|
|AC||Louis Grivel||Switzerland||SUI||Connaissance d'un Athlète|