Ceremony October 9th 2017
The jury has selected six novels for the shortlist of the German Book Prize 2016.
“From silence to violence: the novels on this year’s shortlist cover a broad spectrum of content, yet what they all share is a solid down-to-earthness, a direct connection to observed reality. Through tough, contentious discussions, we struggled to choose the six authors for the shortlist. But now we are confident that our shortlist represents a selection of titles that reflect not just the undeniable quality of this year’s books but also different approaches to the world and ways of describing it”, said independent critic Christoph Schröder, jury spokesman for the German Book Prize 2016.
Since the submission process began, the seven members of the jury have reviewed 178 titles published between October 2015 and 20 September 2016.
The nominated novels are:
For more information on the novels including a jury commentary see Shortlist
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