Friday, 25 September 2009

Swiss Book Prize Nominations

Five writers have been nominated for this year's Swiss Book Prize, worth 60,000 franks.

They are:

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.

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