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.
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.
Two well-renowned Israeli authors, Amos Oz and David Grossman, and an Argentine first-time novelist are among the shortlisted finalists for this year's Man Booker International Prize for fiction.
It's Germany's second most important literary accolade after the German Book Prize. The Leipzig Book Prize has nominated 15 titles - including a book of poetry in the fiction category.
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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