Wagenbach Verlag Wins Kurt Wolff Prize

In German Buch News by Siobhan O'Leary

By Siobhan O’Leary

Publisher Kurt Wagenbach (via BuchMarkt)

Publisher Kurt Wagenbach (via BuchMarkt)

This year’s The €26,000 Kurt Wolff Prize has been awarded to Klaus Wagenbach, founder and publisher of the Berlin-based Wagenbach Verlag. The award is granted each year by the Kurt Wolff Foundation to an independent publisher or publishing house. Wagenbach was honored for his decades of service to independent publishing and his dedication to preserving literary quality and cultural diversity. Wagenbach Verlag is known for contemporary and twentieth-century literature, cultural history, politics and more.

The Foundation also awarded its annual €5,000 promotion prize to Voland & Quist, a publisher known for combining its books with audio CDs and DVDs, tying together the written and spoken word.

The prizes will be formally conferred on March 19th during the Leipzig Book Fair.

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Siobhan O'Leary

Siobhan O’Leary is a literary agent, translator and writer based in Berlin. She previously worked in the Foreign Rights department of the Crown Publishing Group (Random House) and at the publishing consulting firm Market Partners International.