German Book Prize

The German Book Prize (Deutscher Buchpreis) is awarded annually in October by the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels, the German publishers and booksellers association, 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 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.[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 (2011). 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. Luchterhand Literaturverlag.[16]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "The German Book Prize". Retrieved October 14, 2019.
  2. ^ "Arno Geiger receives the German Book Prize 2005" (Press release). Deutscher Buchpreis. 2005. Retrieved October 9, 2012.
  3. ^ "Katharina Hacker receives the German Book Prize 2006 for her novel Die Habenichtse" (Press release). Deutscher Buchpreis. 2006. Retrieved October 9, 2012.
  4. ^ "Julia Franck is awarded the German Book Prize 2007 for her novel Die Mittagsfrau" (Press release). Deutscher Buchpreis. 2007. Retrieved October 9, 2012.
  5. ^ Alison Flood (October 14, 2008). "Uwe Tellkamp takes German Book Prize". The Guardian. Retrieved October 9, 2012.
  6. ^ "Kathrin Schmidt receives the German Book Prize 2009 for her novel "Du stirbst nicht"" (Press release). Deutscher Buchpreis. 2009.
  7. ^ Michelle Martin (October 5, 2010). "Swiss writer beats odds to win German Book Prize". Reuters. Retrieved October 9, 2012.
  8. ^ Heide Soltau (October 11, 2011). "Eugen Ruge receives the 2011 German Book Prize". Deutsche Welle. Retrieved October 9, 2012.
  9. ^ "Ursula Krechel wins the German Book Prize 2012 for her novel "Landgericht"" (Press release). Deutscher Buch Preis. October 8, 2012. Archived from the original on August 7, 2013. Retrieved October 9, 2012.
  10. ^ "Terézia Mora wins the German Book Prize 2013 for her novel "Das Ungeheuer"" (Press release). Deutscher Buch Preis. October 7, 2013. Archived from the original on October 11, 2013. Retrieved October 8, 2013.
  11. ^ "Lutz Seiler wins the German Book Prize 2014 for his novel "Kruso"" (Press release). Deutscher Buch Preis. October 6, 2014. Archived from the original on October 10, 2014. Retrieved October 9, 2014.
  12. ^ "Frank Witzel wins the German Book Prize 2015". deutscher-buchpreis.de. October 12, 2015. Retrieved October 13, 2015.
  13. ^ "Bodo Kirchhoff wins German Book Prize". 2016-11-01. Retrieved October 9, 2017.
  14. ^ "Robert Menasse wins the German Book Prize 2017". 2017-10-09. Retrieved October 9, 2017.
  15. ^ "Inger-Maria Mahlke receives the German Book Prize 2018 for her novel "Archipel" ("Archipelago")". 2018-10-08. Retrieved October 8, 2018.
  16. ^ "Saša Stanišić erhält den Deutschen Buchpreis 2019 für "Herkunft"" [Saša Stanišić wins 2019 German Book Prize for Herkunft]. Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels (in German). 14 October 2019. Retrieved 14 October 2019.

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