Ursula Krechel receives the German Book Prize 2012
The author Ursula Krechel has been awarded the 2012 German Book Prize. Krechel received the honour for her novel “Landgericht” (Regional Court), the Jury of the German Book Prize announced in Frankfurt on Monday, on the eve of the opening evening of the Frankfurt Book Fair.
Enlarge image Ursula Krechel - winner of the German Book Prize 2012 (© picture-alliance/ dpa) Over the past five months, the seven-member jury looked at 162 novels that were released between October 2011 and the middle of September 2012. They narrowed down the selection to a 20-title list, and then to a shortlist comprised of six titles.
The German Book Prize has been awarded since 2005 and has become one of the most respected literary prizes in the German-speaking world. The winner receives 25,000 euros in prize money while each of the five remaining finalists each receive 2,500 euros. The prize is traditionally awarded on the eve of the Frankfurt Book Fair.
English translations of excerpts
As part of the cooperation between New Books in German and the German Book Prize exclusive translations of excerpts from the six titles on the shortlist have been created specifically for publication in a literary magazine.
The English texts are available at www.new-books-in-german.com