Wednesday, 12 September 2012

German Book Prize Shortlist

Here it is:

Ernst Augustin: Robinsons blaues Haus (C.H.Beck)

Wolfgang Herrndorf: Sand (Rowohlt.Berlin)

Ursula Krechel: Landgericht (Jung und Jung)

Clemens J. Setz: Indigo (Suhrkamp)

Stephan Thome: Fliehkräfte (Suhrkamp)

Ulf Erdmann Ziegler: Nichts Weißes (Suhrkamp)

Almost all of my favourites eliminated, how sad! And all but one woman. Now I want Clemens J. Setz to win, I think, or perhaps Ernst Augustin.

The very exciting good news is that English sample translations from all six shortlisted titles will be online soonish at New Books in German. And the winner will be announced on 8 October at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

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