The world’s largest book publishing trade show has announced a modernization project for future iterations.
Before it could honor its first winner, the new German Nonfiction Prize was ‘broken off prematurely’ in the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Decrying Samuel Paty’s killing as a ‘cruel and cowardly act’ and an attack on freedom of speech, Frankfurt calls for unity.
The 2020 German Book Prize was awarded to Anne Weber for her ‘breathtaking’ and ‘epic’ biography of Anne Beaumanoir.
The six titles on the German Book Prize shortlist are said to ‘demonstrate political urgency in a particularly clever manner.’
‘A diverse range of themes’ and experimentation with form are reflected in the 2020 longlist announced by the jury of the German Book Prize.
A report on the German publishing industry is focused on effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on continental Europe’s largest book market.
With jury enthusiasm ‘in no way diminished’ because of pandemic-driven restrictions, the Börsenverein’s program for startups begins a mentoring stage.
For seeing society’s wealth as reflecting ‘the opportunities for development available to all individuals,’ the German book trade’s Peace Prize goes to Amartya Sen.
The newly created German Nonfiction Prize has entries not only from German publishers but also from houses in Switzerland and Austria.