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05/10/2010

German Book Prize 2010 - the shortlist

The German Book Prize is presented to the best German-language novel just before the start of the Frankfurt Book Fair as an annual award from the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels Stifung – the Foundation of the German Publishers & Booksellers Association. The Prize is intended to draw attention beyond national borders to authors writing in German, to reading and to the keynote medium of the book.


The 2010 shortlist:

Jan Faktor: "Georg's Concern About the Past" (Georgs Sorgen um die Vergangenheit)

Kiepenheuer & Witsch Verlag

About the book
English excerpt



Thomas Lehr: "September. Fata Morgana"

Carl Hanser Verlag

About the book
English excerpt


Melinda Nadj Abonji: "Falcons without Falconers" (Tauben fliegen auf)

Jung und Jung Verlag

About the book
English excerpt


Doron Rabinovici: "Elsewhere" (Andernorts)

Suhrkamp Verlag

About the book
English excerpt



Peter Wawerzinek: "Motherless Child" (Rabenliebe)

Galiani Berlin

About the book
English excerpt


Judith Zander : "Things We Said Today" (Dinge die Wir Heute Sagten)

Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

About the book
English excerpt



The judges for the German Book Prize 2010 are:

Jobst-Ulrich Brand - Editor in the Culture Department at Focus
Julia Encke - Feature section editor at the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung
Thomas Geiger - Literarisches Colloquium Berlin
Ulrich Greiner - Feature section editor at Die Zeit and editor of the Zeit-Literaturmagazin
Dr. Burkhard Müller - Feature section journalist at the Süddeutsche Zeitung
Ulrike Sander
- Osiandersche Buchhandlung, Tübingen
Cornelia Zetzsche - Literary editor at Bayerischer Rundfunk
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