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Novel of the year 2021

The jury has chosen

The novel of the year 2021 is "Blaue Frau" by Antje Rávik Strubel © vntr.media

Award ceremony in October

Dates 2021

9 February: Announcement of the judges
24 August: Announcement of the nominees
21 September: Announcement of the Shortlist
18 October: Award ceremony

The Jury of the German Book Prize © vntr.media

The nominees 2021 © vntr.media

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Submission Numbers


Germany / Austria / Switzerland
125 Publishers
197 Novels


The jury

The Academy of the German Book Prize selects the members of the jury.

Stiftung Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhanndels
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Deutsche Bank Stiftung