Eleonore Frey - Muster aus Hans, Droschl Literaturverlag
Jürg Laederach - Depeschen nach Mailland, Suhrkamp Verlag
Angelika Overath - Flughafenfische, Luchterhand Literaturverlag
Ilma Rakusa - Mehr Meer, Droschl Literaturverlag
Urs Widmer - Herr Adamson, Diogenes Verlag.The prize was created last year and judged a roaring success, going to the booksellers' favourite Rolf Lappert for Nach Hause schwimmen. Again, I apologise on behalf of the German/Austrian publishing industry for the lack of English information behind three of these links. In case you're wondering, I'm rooting for Ilma Rakusa.
The winner will be announced on 15 November.