Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Shortlist Shortlist Shortlist Joy

Hooray! Here's the shortlist for this year's German Book Prize.

Mirko Bonné: Nie mehr Nacht

Reinhard Jirgl: Nichts von euch auf Erden

Clemens Meyer: Im Stein (hooray hooray hooray)

Terézia Mora: Das Ungeheuer

Marion Poschmann: Die Sonnenposition

Monika Zeiner: Die Ordnung der Sterne über Como


Patrick Murtha said...

Wow, four for six, pretty sharp picking on your part (although I understand that you were choosing your own favorites, NOT predicting what would get selected). It appears based on what you've written that the Zeiner novel is the surprise and outlier here?

kjd said...

Yes. I'd say Jirgl is just too weird but the other four are all serious contenders.

David said...

Just started "Im Stein" after it took Amazon two weeks (!) to ship it to the US.

kjd said...

Great! I really hope you like it.

kjd said...

...especially after all that wait.