Prize Ceremony


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Prize winner

The jury has decided: The winner of the German Book Prize 2022


K im de l'Horizon prevailed against Fatma Aydemir: Dschinns (Carl Hanser, Februar 2022), Kristine Bilkau: Nebenan (Luchterhand, März 2022), Daniela Dröscher: Lügen über meine Mutter (Kiepenheuer & Witsch, August 2022), Jan Faktor: Trottel (Kiepenheuer & Witsch, September 2022), Eckhart Nickel: Spitzweg (Piper, April 2022). They 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 233 titles published between October 2021 and 20st September 2022.

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 2022 to the best German-language title of the year to coincide with the start of the Frankfurt Book Fair.

2022 Impressions

The award ceremony 2022 17 October

2022 The finalists