Ceremony October 17th 2022
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A ntje Rávik Strubel prevailed against Norbert Gstrein, Der zweite Jakob (Carl Hanser), Monika Helfer, Vati (Carl Hanser), Christian Kracht, Eurotrash (Kiepenheuer & Witsch), Thomas Kunst Zandschower Klinken (Suhrkamp) and Mithu Sanyal, Identitti (Carl Hanser). She will receive 25,000 euros in prize winnings; the five finalists will each receive 2,500 euros. The winner was determined in several selection stages. The seven members of the jury reviewed a total of 230 titles published between October 2020 and 21st September 2021.
A longlist of 20 titles was then compiled from these novels. From this list, the jurors selected six titles for the shortlist. The Stiftung Buchkultur und Leseförderung des Börsenvereins des Deutschen Buchhandels – the Foundation for Book Culture and the Promotion of Reading of the German Publishers and Booksellers Association – awarded the German Book Prize 2021 to the best German-language title of the year to coincide with the start of the Frankfurt Book Fair.
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