Calling Antje Rávik Strubel’s book literature ‘that opposes injustice and violence,’ the German Book Prize 2021 jury honors ‘Blaue Frau.’
Said to demonstrate ‘an immense delight and expertise in storytelling,’ the German Book Prize shortlist will yield to a winner on October 18.
The longlist for the German Book Prize includes five authors’ debuts, and a focus on both ‘origin and history’ and contemporary concerns.
The German Book Prize announces a series of author readings running through October 1 and set in many parts of Germany.
The leading award in German-language fiction opens its 2021 competition with the appointment of seven new jurors and €25,000 for the winner.
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.
The newly created German Nonfiction Prize has entries not only from German publishers but also from houses in Switzerland and Austria.
Bosnian-German author Saša Stanišić is the 2019 German Book Prize winner for ‘Origins,’ about recollection and identity.