Seven jury members nominated / Publishers may submit titles until 27 March 2019 / Call for submissions www.deutscher-buchpreis.de/anmeldungThe jury for the German Book Prize 2019 has been chosen. The Akademie Deutscher Buchpreis (German Book Prize…
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Seven jury members nominated / Publishers may submit titles until 27 March 2019 / Call for submissions www.deutscher-buchpreis.de/anmeldung
The jury for the German Book Prize 2019 has been chosen. The Akademie Deutscher Buchpreis (German Book Prize Academy) has appointed the following seven literature experts to the jury:
The members of the jury will decide who receives the German Book Prize 2019. To ensure the greatest level of independence for the award, the German Book Prize Academy selects a new jury every year. It is possible to be a member of the jury more than once.
Publishers may submit titles
Starting now, publishers may nominate their titles for the German Book Prize 2019 at www.deutscher-buchpreis.de/anmeldung. Between now and 27 March 2019, they may submit two German-language novels each – and recommend up to five additional titles – from their current or forthcoming lists. Applicants must be members of the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels or of the Swiss or Austrian equivalents, the Schweizer Buchhändler- und Verleger-Verband and the Hauptverband des Österreichischen Buchhandels. The books must be published between 1 October 2018 and 17 September 2019 (when the shortlist will be announced). The books themselves, reading copies, e-books or galley proofs may be submitted until 14 June 2019.
The novel of the year will be selected through a multiple-stage process. First, the jury will review all of the novels submitted by the publishers and compile a longlist of 20 titles, which will be announced on 20 August 2019. From this list, the jurors will then select six titles for the shortlist, which will be published on 17 September 2019. These six authors will only find out which of them has won the German Book Prize on the evening of the award ceremony.
The ceremony will take place in Frankfurt on 14 October 2019, to coincide with the start of the Frankfurter Buchmesse. The winner will receive 25,000 euros, the five finalists 2,500 euros each. Inger-Maria Mahlke won the German Book Prize 2018 for her novel “Archipel” (“Archipelago”).
The German Book Prize is awarded by the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels Stiftung – the Foundation of the German Publishers and Booksellers Association. It receives funding from the Deutsche Bank Foundation, and additional partners include the Frankfurter Buchmesse and the city of Frankfurt am Main. The television network Deutsche Welle supports the German Book Prize in its media activities both at home and abroad.
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The hashtag for the German Book Prize 2019 is #dbp19.
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