German Book Prize 2022: The Shortlist

Congratulations to the authors and publishers of the six shortlisted titles below.

Click on a cover for more information about the book, including an English language sample translation, where available.


Unless they are also selected by our jury, books which win or are shortlisted for the German Book Prize do not automatically qualify for the New Books in German funding guarantee

You can search for jury selections here.


Browse our latest jury selections – excellent books suitable for an English-language readership

[book reviews will appear here…]