Wednesday, 8 September 2010

German Book Prize Shortlist

The jury just announced the shortlist for this year's German Book Prize:

Jan Faktor, Georgs Sorgen um die Vergangenheit oder im Reich des heiligen Hodensack-Bimbams von Prag (Kiepenheuer & Witsch, März 2010)

Thomas Lehr, September. Fata Morgana (Carl Hanser Verlag, August 2010)

Melinda Nadj Abonji, Tauben fliegen auf (Jung und Jung Verlag, August 2010)

Doron Rabinovici, Andernorts (Suhrkamp Verlag, August 2010)

Peter Wawerzinek, Rabenliebe (Galiani Berlin, August 2010)

Judith Zander, Dinge, die wir heute sagten (Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag, September 2010)

My favourites, in case you hadn't guessed, are Thomas Lehr and Peter Wawerzinek. And I'm disappointed that Nino Haratischwili's Juja didn't make it through. So she's now my favourite for the Hotlist. Yeah.

Translated extracts from the six titles will be online at signandsight soonish.


annina said...

I can't believe Judith Zander made it onto that list! How did that happen?

foodstuffs said...

Hi there, I am visiting Berlin for the first time for a short stay. Of course this is a perfect excuse to buy new books! What should I be reading? I don't speak hardly any German so pref English translations. I've already got a few suggestions from your site.