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Who are the very best German-language authors?

October 12, 2015

The most prestigious literature prize for the German language is awarded ahead of the Frankfurt Book Fair. DW looks at the first 10 winners of the prize and those shortlisted for 2015.

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The German Book Prize is awarded on Monday, October 12 in Frankfurt, where the major players in the literary world are gathering for the annual Frankfurt Book Fair, which runs from Tuesday through Sunday.

Click through the gallery above for the first 10 winners of the prestigious accolade, which was founded in 2005 and is now in its 11th year. Watch the video below for a glimpse at the six authors who have been shortlisted for this year's award.