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Book Prizes

Postby lichtrausch » Wed Oct 13, 2021 10:38 pm

A thread all about book prizes.

The shortlist for the 2021 Deutscher Buchpreis has been released. You can find a synopsis, audio sample, and trailer for each book at the link. The nominees are:

Der zweite Jakob by Norbert Gstrein
Vati by Monika Helfer
Eurotrash by Christian Kracht
Zandschower Klinken by Thomas Kunst
Identitti by Mithu Sanyal
Blaue Frau by Antje Rávik Strubel
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Re: Book Prizes

Postby lichtrausch » Wed Oct 20, 2021 6:24 am

Here's the longlist of the 2021 International Booker Prize, with the shortlist nominees bolded.

Los peligros de fumar en la cama (The Dangers of Smoking in Bed) by Mariana Enríquez
De ansatte (The Employees) by Olga Ravn
მსხლების მინდორი (The Pear Field) by Nana Ekvtimishvili
Kenda Mũiyũru: Rũgano rwa Gĩkũyũ na Mũmbi (The Perfect Nine: The Epic Gikuyu and Mumbi) by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o
La Guerre des pauvres (The War of the Poor) by Éric Vuillard
Un verdor terrible (When We Cease to Understand the World) by Benjamín Labatut
Eländet (Wretchedness) by Andrzej Tichý
Verzeichnis einiger Verluste (An Inventory of Losses) by Judith Schalansky
Frère d'âme (At Night All Blood Is Black) by David Diop (winner)
I Live in the Slums by Can Xue
Памяти памяти (In Memory of Memory) by Maria Stepanova
تفصيل ثانوي (Minor Detail) by Adania Shibli
Zomervacht (Summer Brother) by Jaap Robben
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Re: Book Prizes

Postby lichtrausch » Fri Oct 06, 2023 10:12 pm

For the first time ever, an author that writes in Nynorsk has won the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Nobel Prize in Literature Awarded to Norwegian Author Jon Fosse
Fosse is known for his minimalist style. The academy pointed to his second novel, “Stengd gitar,” from 1985, which depicted a young mother who accidentally locks herself out of her apartment with her baby still inside when she stepped out to dispose of some trash down a garbage chute. Instead of seeking help, she is unable to leave, afraid of abandoning her child.[...]

Fosse’s breakthrough as a dramatist came with a 1999 production of his play “Nokon kjem til å komme,” or “Someone Is Going to Come,” revolving around the themes of dread and crippling jealousy.
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