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Listen to the Longlist

Listen to the Longlist

For every novel nominated for the German Book Prize 2016, a German audio sample is available online. The nationwide German online radio station has produced recordings of the reading samples.

Beginning today, the audio samples are available at You can also listen to them via the app, the Smart-TV-app and on the Soundcloud-Profile of Starting 15 August, the radio station will present one longlisted title every day, Monday to Friday, at 10:15 a.m. on the programme “Am Vormittag” and at 5:40 p.m. on the programme “Der Tag”.

The audio samples are also available as Podcast. You can listen to them directly on Apple Podcast, Spotify and Deezer.

Listen to the Longlist



165 novels in the running


The jury has been selected


Publishers may submit their titles


Robert Menasse wins the German Book Prize 2017


Six novels in the final round

Press contact

Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels e.V.

Thomas Koch
Director Press and Public Relations
Phone +49 (0) 69 1306-293

Cathrin Mund
PR Manager
Phone +49 (0) 69 1306-292