German Book Prize 2017

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The German Book Prize is the equivalent of the UK's Man Booker Prize, rewarding the best novel written in German every year.

 

This year's winner is Robert Menasse for his novel Die Hauptstadt ('The Capital'), which is reviewed in our autumn issue.

 

Click here for the shortlist in English.

 

This year's longlist, in alphabetical order:

Mirko Bonné, Lichter als der Tag (Schöffling & Co, July 2017)

Gerhard Falkner, Romeo oder Julia (Berlin Verlag, September 2017)

Franzobel, Das Floß der Medusa (Paul Zsolnay, January 2017)

Monika Helfer, Schau mich an, wenn ich mit dir rede! (Jung und Jung, March 2017)

Christoph Höhtker, Das Jahr der Frauen (Weissbooks, August 2017)

Thomas Lehr, Schlafende Sonne (Carl Hanser, August 2017)

Jonas Lüscher, Kraft (C.H. Beck, March 2017)

Robert Menasse, Die Hauptstadt (Suhrkamp, September 2017)

Birgit Müller-Wieland, Flugschnee (Otto Müller, February 2017)

Jakob Nolte, Schreckliche Gewalten (Matthes & Seitz Berlin, March 2017)

Marion Poschmann, Die Kieferninseln (Suhrkamp, September 2017)

Kerstin Preiwuß, Nach Onkalo (Berlin Verlag, March 2017)

Robert Prosser, Phantome (Ullstein fünf, September 2017)

Sven Regener, Wiener Straße (Galiani Berlin, September 2017)

Sasha Marianna Salzmann, Außer sich (Suhrkamp, September 2017)

Ingo Schulze, Peter Holtz (S. Fischer, September 2017)

Michael Wildenhain, Das Singen der Sirenen (Klett-Cotta, September 2017)

Julia Wolf, Walter Nowak bleibt liegen (Frankfurter Verlagsanstalt, March 2017)

Christine Wunnicke, Katie (Berenberg, March 2017)

Feridun Zaimoglu, Evangelio (Kiepenheuer & Witsch, March 2017)

 

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Congratulations to all the longlisted authors and publishers!

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The German Book Prize in English

Most of the Book Prize winners have been translated into English: Arno Geiger’s We Are Doing Fine (tr. Maria Poglitsch Bauer; Ariadne Press, 2010), Katharina Hacker’s The Have-Nots (tr. Helen Atkins; Europa Editions, 2008), Julia Franck’s The Blind Side of the Heart (tr. Anthea Bell; Harvill, 2009), The Tower by Uwe Tellkamp (tr. Michael Mitchell; Penguin, 2014), Fly away, Pigeon by Melinda Nadj Abonji (tr. Tess Lewis; Seagull, 2014), In Times of Fading Light by Eugen Ruge (tr. Anthea Bell; Faber, 2013) and Lutz Seiler’s Kruso (tr. Tess Lewis; Scribe 2017). New Books in German is the prize’s English-language media partner.

 

dbp 2017 jury
(c) Christina Weiss
The 2016 Book Prize jury includes critics, journalists, booksellers and editors.

 

Click here for the official Book Prize website in English