Stefan Koldehoff is appointed jury spokesperson / Award ceremony to be held on 11 June 2024 in the Small Hall of the Elbphilharmonie concert hall in Hamburg
Erstellt am 16.01.2024
A total of 115 German-language publishers submitted 191 titles for the German Non-Fiction Prize 2024. Of these publishers, 97 are based in Germany, 11 in Austria, 6 in Switzerland and one in Italy.
Each publisher was allowed to submit a maximum of two monographs published or to be published between 19 April 2023 and 23 April 2024, when the shortlist will be announced. In addition, each publisher could recommend up to five further titles from their own programme. This list of recommendations comprises 136 titles. The jury for the German Non-Fiction Prize may request additional titles from this list.
During their first joint meeting, the members of the jury appointed Stefan Koldehoff (Deutschlandfunk) as their spokesperson. The other members of the jury are: Sibylle Anderl (DIE ZEIT), Julika Griem (Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities [KWI] Essen), Michael Hagner (ETH Zurich), Michael Lemling (“Buchhandlung Lehmkuhl” bookshop), Patricia Rahemipour (Institute for Museum Research, Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz) and Katrin Vohland (Natural History Museum Vienna).
The jury selects the winning title through a two-stage process. First, the jurors compile a shortlist comprising eight titles, which will be announced on 23 April 2024. From this shortlist, they then choose the non-fiction book of the year. The winner will be announced at the award ceremony in the Small Hall of the Elbphilharmonie concert hall in Hamburg on 11 June 2024.
The Stiftung Buchkultur und Leseförderung des Börsenvereins des Deutschen Buchhandels (Foundation for Book Culture and the Promotion of Reading of the German Publishers and Booksellers Association) awards the prize, worth a total of 42,500 euros, to an original German-language edition of an outstanding non-fiction book that inspires social debate. The winner receives 25,000 euros, the seven other nominees 2,500 euros each. Last year, Ewald Frie won the prize for his work
“Ein Hof und elf Geschwister” (“A Farm and Eleven Siblings”).
Deutsche Bank Stiftung (Deutsche Bank Foundation) is the main supporter of the prize, which is also backed by the city of Hamburg and Frankfurter Buchmesse.
Complete information about the prize is available at www.deutscher-sachbuchpreis.de.
The hashtag for the German Non-Fiction Prize is #DeutscherSachbuchpreis
Photos of the jury are available at www.boersenverein.de/pressefotos