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.
Robert Menasse is this year's recipient of the most prestigious German-language literary award. The Austrian author scooped the German Book Prize for his novel "Die Hauptstadt."
Six titles were shortlisted for the most prestigious literary accolade for recently published German-language novels. The prize will be awarded at the Frankfurt Book Fair on October 9.
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.
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