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The jury has been selected

The jury has been selected

The jury for the German Book Prize 2019 has been chosen. The Akademie Deutscher Buchpreis (German Book Prize Academy) has appointed the following seven literature experts to the jury:

  • Petra Hartlieb, owner of the bookstore "Hartliebs Bücher" in Vienna, author, member of the jury for the Österreichischer Buchpreis 2017 (Austrian Book Prize) and the Österreichischer Staatspreis für europäische Literatur 2018 (Austrian State Prize for European Literature) 
  • Hauke Hückstädt, director of the Literaturhaus Frankfurt since 2010, journalist, critic and lecturer
  • Björn Lauer, head of marketing and acquisitions for the Hugendubel bookstore in Frankfurt am Main
  • Jörg Magenau, independent author and literary critic for "Süddeutsche Zeitung", the broadcaster rbb and the culture radio programme Deutschlandfunk Kultur, amongst others. Most recent book: "Bestseller" (Hoffmann & Campe)
  • Alf Mentzer, editor at Hessischer Rundfunk (Hessian Broadcasting Corporation), head of the literary department of hr2-kultur since 2006, department head of the hr2 day programme since 2014
  • Daniela Strigl, literary scholar and critic, member of the jury for the Ingeborg Bachmann Prize, German Book Prize 2009 and Leipzig Book Fair Prize (from 2013 to 2015), amongst others
  • Margarete von Schwarzkopf, journalist, author and moderator; has worked for the Catholic News Agency, "DIE WELT" and the broadcaster Norddeutscher Rundfunk, amongst others

The members of the jury will decide who receives the German Book Prize 2019. 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.

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