German Book Prize

The German Book Prize (Deutscher Buchpreis) is awarded annually, in October, by the German Publishers and Booksellers Association (Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels) to the best new German language novel of the year.[1] The books, published in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, are nominated by their publishers, who can propose up to two books from their current or planned publication list. The books should be in shops before the short-list is announced in September of the award year. The winner is awarded €25,000, while the five shortlisted authors receive €2,500 each. It is presented annually during the Frankfurt Book Fair.

The prize was created in 2005, as a successor to the Deutscher Bücherpreis, to heighten awareness for authors writing in German. It is based on the same idea as literary prizes such as the Man Booker Prize or the Prix Goncourt.

RecipientsEdit

  • 2005 Geiger, Arno. Es geht uns gut [We Are Doing Fine]. Carl Hanser Verlag.[2]
  • 2006 Hacker, Katharina. Die Habenichtse [The Have-Nots]. Suhrkamp Verlag.[3]
  • 2007 Franck, Julia. Die Mittagsfrau [The Blindness of the Heart]. S. Fischer Verlag.[4]
  • 2008 Tellkamp, Uwe. Der Turm [The Tower]. Suhrkamp Verlag.[5]
  • 2009 Schmidt, Kathrin. Du stirbst nicht. Kiepenheuer & Witsch.[6]
  • 2010 Abonji, Melinda Nadj. Tauben fliegen auf [Fly Away, Pigeon]. Jung und Jung Verlag.[7]
  • 2011 Ruge, Eugen. In Zeiten des abnehmenden Lichts [In Times of Fading Light]. Rowohlt Verlag.[8]
  • 2012 Krechel, Ursula. Landgericht. Jung und Jung Verlag.[9]
  • 2013 Mora, Terézia. Das Ungeheuer. Luchterhand.[10]
  • 2014 Seiler, Lutz. Kruso [Kruso]. Suhrkamp Verlag.[11]
  • 2015 Witzel, Frank. Die Erfindung der Roten Armee Fraktion durch einen manisch-depressiven Teenager im Sommer 1969. btb Verlag.[12]
  • 2016 Kirchhoff, Bodo. Widerfahrnis. Frankfurter Verlagsanstalt.[13]
  • 2017 Menasse, Robert. Die Hauptstadt [The Capital]. Suhrkamp Verlag.[14]
  • 2018 Mahlke, Inger-Maria. Archipel. Rowohlt.[15]
  • 2019 Stanišić, Saša. Herkunft [Where You Come From]. Luchterhand Literaturverlag.[16]
  • 2020 Weber, Anne. Annette, ein Heldinnenepos [Epic Annette: A Heroine's Tale]. Verlag Matthes & Seitz.[17]
  • 2021 Strubel, Antje Rávik. Blaue Frau. S. Fischer Verlag.[18]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "The German Book Prize". Retrieved 14 October 2019.
  2. ^ Otte, Ricarda (9 October 2016). "Arno Geiger: The first German Book Prize winner" (Press release). Deutsche Welle. Retrieved 21 December 2021.
  3. ^ Cox, Kate (2 October 2006). "Katharina Hacker Wins German Book Prize" (Press release). Deutsche Welle. Retrieved 21 December 2021.
  4. ^ "Julia Franck Wins German Book Prize With Abandonment Tale" (Press release). Deutsche Welle. 9 October 2007. Retrieved 21 December 2021.
  5. ^ Flood, Alison (14 October 2008). "Uwe Tellkamp takes German Book Prize". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 October 2012.
  6. ^ Schaaf, Gabriela (13 October 2009). "German Book Prize winner dissects personal struggle with illness" (Press release). Deutsche Welle. Retrieved 22 December 2021.
  7. ^ Martin, Michelle (5 October 2010). "Swiss writer beats odds to win German Book Prize". Reuters. Retrieved 9 October 2012.
  8. ^ Soltau, Heide (11 October 2011). "Eugen Ruge receives the 2011 German Book Prize" (Press release). Deutsche Welle. Retrieved 9 October 2012.
  9. ^ Penfold, Charles Duguid (8 October 2012). "German Book Prize goes to Ursula Krechel" (Press release). Deutsche Welle. Retrieved 22 December 2021.
  10. ^ Cizmecoglu, Aygül (8 October 2013). "German Book Prize 2013 awarded to Terézia Mora" (Press release). Deutsche Welle. Retrieved 22 December 2021.
  11. ^ "Lutz Seiler wins German Book Prize for "Kruso"" (Press release). Deutsche Welle. 6 October 2014. Retrieved 22 December 2021.
  12. ^ Bartlick, Silke (13 October 2015). "Why Frank Witzel unexpectedly, but deservedly won Germany's highest literary accolade" (Press release). Deutsche Welle. Retrieved 22 December 2021.
  13. ^ Gopalakrishnan, Manasi (18 October 2015). "Bodo Kirchhoff wins German Book Prize 2016 for "Widerfahrnis"" (Press release). Deutsche Welle. Retrieved 22 December 2021.
  14. ^ "Robert Menasse wins German Book Prize 2017" (Press release). Deutsche Welle. 9 October 2017. Retrieved 22 December 2021.
  15. ^ "Inger-Maria Mahlke wins 2018 German Book Prize" (Press release). Deutsche Welle. 8 October 2018. Retrieved 22 December 2021.
  16. ^ "Sasa Stanisic wins German Book Prize, criticizes Nobel winner Peter Handke" (Press release). Deutsche Welle. 14 October 2019. Retrieved 22 December 2021.
  17. ^ "Anne Weber wins the German Book Prize 2020" (Press release). Deutsche Welle. 12 October 2020. Retrieved 22 December 2021.
  18. ^ Lehnen, Christine (19 October 2021). "Novelist Antje Ravik Strubel wins German Book Prize" (Press release). Deutsche Welle. Retrieved 22 December 2021.

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