Six very different books have been shortlisted for the 2016 German Book Prize. They deal with hooligans, violence, lonely families and depressed urbanites. The prize will be awarded on October 17th.
The jury selected 20 titles from a total of 200 to compete for the most prestigious literary award in German-language publishing. On October 9, the best German-language novel will be revealed at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
What makes a novel the best of the year? Since 2005, judges and critics have been trying to decide just that. This edition of Arts.21 is dedicated to the German Book Prize which promises plenty of controversy.
Six books are in the running for Germany's International Literature Prize. The shortlist tackles today's hot-button issues and bucks the trend of long novels with short, challenging texts.
Six novels have been shortlisted for the German Book Prize. The winner will be announced in October. Among the nominees are books on hooligans, lonely families and depressed city-dwellers.
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