The Basis for E-book Tradition and the Promotion of Studying of the German Publishers and Booksellers Affiliation introduced on Monday that Anne Weber had received the 2020 German Book Prize.
The winner was introduced simply earlier than the opening of the Frankfurt E-book Honest. A document 206 submissions had been thought-about general, together with a number of big literary names.
Anne Weber’s Annette, ein Heldinnenepos, is a biographical epic portraying Anne Beaumanoir. Born in 1923 in Brittany, she was “a member of the communist resistance as a youngster, rescuer of two Jewish youths, a neurophysiologist in Marseille after the battle, sentenced to 10 years in jail in 1959 for her involvement within the Algerian independence motion.”
A celebration of German-language literature
Twenty novels made the longlist, which was then narrowed right down to a shortlist of six finalists. These novels mentioned themes of identification, historical past and fantasy and one epic. Not one of the greater literary stars made it onto the shortlist.
The 2019 winner was Sasa Stanisic, who acquired the award for his e book Herkunft (Origin).
The jury of the German E-book Prize 2020, from left to proper: Maria-Christina Piwowarski, Chris Möller, Denise Zumbrunnen, Katharina Borchardt, Felix Stephan, David Hugendick, Hanna Engelmeier
The accolade celebrates literary achievements by awarding €25,000 ($29,700) yearly to the very best German-language novel. The award goals to “draw consideration past nationwide borders to authors writing in German, to studying and to the keynote medium of the e book,” in keeping with the German E-book Prize Academy’s web site.
Based in 2005, the prize is seen because the German equal to the UK’s Booker Prize or France’s Prix Goncourt.
The 5 different authors who make the shortlist are awarded €2,500 every.
The German E-book Prize jury is made up of members of the e book and media trade chosen yearly by members of the German E-book Prize Academy.