Longlist Leseproben Cover

Reader for longlist titles

On Wednesday, 17 August 2011, the top 20 titles in the running for the German Book Prize 2011 will be announced. To coincide with the announcement of the longlist title nominations, the MVB Marketing- und Verlagsservice des Deutschen Buchhandels GmbH, a subsidiary of the Börsenverein, will publish the “Lesebuch zur Longlist Deutscher Buchpreis 2011” — “Reader for the German Book Prize Longlist 2011”. The book will include reading samples and background information on the novels nominated for the longlist. It will be available free of charge next week in many bookstores. 

The German Book Prize is awarded by the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels Stiftung — the Foundation of the German Publishers and Booksellers Association — and features prize winnings of 37,500 euros. Partners of the German Book Prize include Paschen & Companie, the Frankfurter Sparkasse Foundation, the Frankfurt Book Fair and the city of Frankfurt am Main. The television station Deutsche Welle serves as a media partner of the German Book Prize both at home and abroad.  

Information on the German Book Prize 2011 can be found at http://www.deutscher-buchpreis.de/

The contact for the German Book Prize is Philippe Genêt, Telephone 069 1306-391, E-mail genet@boev.de.  

Frankfurt am Main, 16 August 2011  

Contact for the media:  
Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels e.V.
Claudia Paul, Director, Press and Public Relations
Telephone +49 (0) 69 1306-293, E-mail: paul@boev.de
Johannes Neufeld
, Press Assistant
Telephone +49 (0) 69 1306-292, E-mail: neufeld@boev.de