Ceremony October 14th 2019
The jury for the German Book Prize 2018 has been chosen. The Akademie Deutscher Buchpreis (German Book Prize Academy) has appointed the following literature experts to the jury:
The members of the jury will decide who receives the German Book Prize 2018. To ensure the greatest level of independence for the award, the German Book Prize Academy selects a new jury every year. It is possible to be a member of the jury more than once. This year’s juror Christoph Bartmann was already a member of the jury for the German Book Prize in 2008.
"Literature can spur debate, it makes people question things, irritates and shakes things up; its wealth of perspectives widens our view to include the previously unconsidered and unsuspected. Literature contributes significantly to a free and democratic discussion. This makes it all the more important to bring new literature into the conversation and to introduce its themes to society. I already look forward to the jury’s selection and to a wide variety of exciting discussions", says Heinrich Riethmüller, president of the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels (German Publishers and Booksellers Association) and chairman of the German Book Prize Academy.