As trade mag Börsenblatt reports but not up on the actual website as yet, this year's Aspekte Literature Prize for debut novels has been awarded to Dorothee Elmiger for her exciting Einladung an die Waghalsigen.
You can read a sample in German behind the link, or read my sample translation for the Ingeborg Bachmann Prize, which was great fun to do. The book's also nominated for the Swiss Book Prize and Elmiger (who also happens to be very nice) came in a solid second for the Bachmann Prize. She gets a tasty €10,000.
I'll review the book soonish.