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15.09.2020

The six finalists

The six finalists

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The jury has selected six novels for the shortlist of the German Book Prize 2020:

  • Bov Bjerg, Serpentinen (Claassen, January 2020)
  • Dorothee Elmiger, Aus der Zuckerfabrik (Carl Hanser, August 2020)
  • Thomas Hettche, Herzfaden (Kiepenheuer & Witsch, September 2020)
  • Deniz Ohde, Streulicht (Suhrkamp, August 2020)
  • Anne Weber, Annette, ein Heldinnenepos (Matthes & Seitz Berlin, February 2020)
  • Christine Wunnicke, Die Dame mit der bemalten Hand (Berenberg, August 2020)

Regarding this selection, jury spokesperson Hanna Engelmeier, Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut Essen (Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities) and Author, says: “We have nominated six novels that won us over with the power of their linguistic expression and their formal innovation while also demonstrating political urgency in a particularly clever manner. Some draw on unexpected sources or turn to historical material to arrive at major universal questions. At the same time, the shortlist also includes outstanding titles that address biographical and contemporary topics in surprising ways.”

Since the submission process began, the seven members of the jury have reviewed 206 titles published between October 2019 and 15 September 2020.

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