Frank Witzel won the German Book Prize 2015 with "The Invention of the Red Army Faction by a Manic Depressive Teenager in the Summer of 1969": The jury called it "a hybrid compendium of pop, politics and paranoia." Arts.21 talks to the author.
Despite strong reviews, Frank Witzel wasn't considered a favorite for the prestigious German Book Prize - until he won. His 99-chapter oeuvre offers a rich, enigmatic look at Cold War Germany - through a boy's eyes.
Frank Witzel took the German book world's top prize at the Frankfurt Book Fair for his novel set in late-sixties West Germany. The award seeks to cast a spotlight on German-language authors.
One of these 20 titles will be named the best German-language novel at the upcoming Frankfurt Book Fair. The prestigious German Book Prize has selected its long list from among 178 entries.
German author Bodo Kirchhoff has won the prestigious German Book Prize for his Italian adventure "Widerfahrnis," roughly meaning "encounter." The book was chosen over five other contenders.
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