Nonfiction books ‘deserve a big stage right now,’ says the Börsenverein’s Karin Schmidt-Friderichs as this program names a first winner.
Eight titles now are in contention for the €25,000 honor, in the delayed first award cycle of the German Nonfiction Prize.
Publishers in three countries have submitted more than 200 titles for the jury’s consideration in the 2021 competition.
Before it could honor its first winner, the new German Nonfiction Prize was ‘broken off prematurely’ in the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The newly created German Nonfiction Prize has entries not only from German publishers but also from houses in Switzerland and Austria.
Three of the 25th Women’s Prize for Fiction jurors are authors, and the German Nonfiction Prize’s jury is the first for this new award.
The new German Nonfiction Prize is designed to be ‘a platform for books and authors whose topics affect people today and inspire them to think and debate.’