Austrian Book Prize
The Austrian Book Prize is an Austrian State Prize and Literature Prize of the Federal Chancellery of the Republic of Austria . Partners of the award are the Main Association of the Austrian Book Trade and the Chamber for Workers and Salaried Employees Vienna .
The book prize was founded on the initiative of Federal Minister Josef Ostermayer . The price was first announced on March 14, 2016. The creation of an independent Austrian prize had long been called for by Austrian authors who had criticized the fact that they were regularly unsuccessful in awarding the German Book Prize and thus disadvantaged in the market for literary works.
Publishers that are members of the Main Association of the Austrian Book Trade (HVB), the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels or the Swiss Booksellers and Publishers Association (SBVV) can apply with a maximum of two titles each from their production. The titles must have appeared in the period from October 1st of the previous year to October 11th of the award year. In addition, publishers may propose three further titles from their current program to the jury for inclusion in the competition. An annually changing jury will screen all submissions and a ten titles comprehensive long list - and for the debut price a shortlist of three titles - put together, to be published in September, respectively. The jurors should select five finalists (shortlist) from the longlist, who should be announced in October. The announcement of the winning titles is then planned for an award ceremony on the eve of Buch Wien . The jury is determined annually by the Federal Chancellery, the Main Association of the Austrian Book Trade and the Vienna Chamber of Labor.
The prize is endowed with a total of 45,000 euros. Every year at the start of BUCH WIEN in November, it will award the best German-language fiction, essay, lyrical or dramatic work by an Austrian author with a prize of 20,000 euros. The four other nominees for the award will each receive 2,500 euros. In addition, the Vienna Chamber of Labor is donating a debut prize (10,000 euros for the winning title, two other finalists receive 2,500 euros).
In 2016, the jury consisted of Klaus Amann (Germanist), Sandra Kegel (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung), Kurt Reissnegger (Ö1), Rotraut Schöberl (Leporello bookstore) and Brigitte Schwens-Harrant (Die Furche). The nominations for 2016 were announced on October 11, 2016. Was awarded fleurs by Friederike Mayröcker.
- Sabine Gruber : Daldossi or The Life of the Moment
- Peter Henisch : Puzzle with a cat
- Friederike Mayröcker : fleurs
- Anna Mitgutsch : The approach
- Peter Waterhouse (author) and Nanne Meyer (illustrations): Die emigrants
The longlist , consisting of a total of ten titles, was announced on September 6, 2016, and included the following authors and titles:
- Michael Köhlmeier : The girl with the thimble
- Kathrin Röggla : Night program
- Daniela Emminger : Mixed sentence
- Reinhard Kaiser-Mühlecker : Alien soul, dark forest
- Ann Cotten : Banished!
The 2016 debut shortlist included the following three titles. The award was given by Friederike Gösweiner's Sad Freedom .
- Sacha Batthyany : And what does that have to do with me?
- Friederike Gösweiner : Sad freedom
- Katharina Winkler : Blue jewelry
The award winners for 2016 were announced on November 8, 2016.
A total of 141 titles from 79 publishers were submitted for the second Austrian Book Prize, of which 25 publishers with 28 first-time titles applied for the debut prize. 33 of the publishers come from Austria, 20 from Germany and one from Switzerland. The 2017 jury consists of Petra Hartlieb (Hartliebs Bücher bookstore), Klaus Kastberger (Literaturhaus Graz), Klaus Nüchtern (Falter), Kristina Pfoser (ORF) and Wiebke Porombka (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung).
The award went to advanced animals by Eva Menasse, the debut prize went to Sixteen Words by Nava Ebrahimi.
The ten titles of the 2017 longlist were announced on September 5, 2017 and the five titles of the shortlist on October 10, 2017:
- Brigitta Falkner : Strategies for finding a host
- Olga Flor : lucid dream
- Paulus Hochgatterer : The day my grandfather was a hero
- Eva Menasse : animals for advanced learners
- Robert Menasse : The capital
- Longlist (without finalists)
- Oswald Egger : Val Di Non
- Doris Knecht : Everything about relationships
- Karin Peschka : Autolysis Vienna
- Doron Rabinovici : The extraterrestrials
- Franz Schuh : Fortuna. From the magazine of happiness
The 2017 debut shortlist included the following three titles:
- Mascha Dabić : Frictional losses
- Irene Diwiak : Liebwies
- Nava Ebrahimi : Sixteen words
The award winners for 2017 were announced on November 7, 2017.
A total of 150 titles from 83 publishers were submitted for the third Austrian Book Prize, of which 23 publishers with 29 first-time titles applied for the debut prize. 39 of the publishers come from Austria, 19 from Germany and two from Switzerland. 60 publishers submitted 121 works from the fields of fiction, poetry, drama and essay. The 2018 jury consists of Bernhard Fetz (Literature Archive of the Austrian National Library ), Konstanze Fliedl (University of Vienna), Jens Jessen (Die Zeit), Evelyne Polt-Heinzl (Literaturhaus Wien) and Bettina Wagner (Seeseiten bookstore).
On September 5, 2018, the ten titles on the longlist and the three titles on the shortlist of the 2018 debut award were announced; on October 9, 2018, the five titles of the main award shortlist were announced. The winners were announced at the awards ceremony on November 5, 2018.
The Queen of the Mountains was awarded by Daniel Wisser , the debut prize went to Alles was shimmzt by Marie Gamillscheg .
- Milena Michiko Flašar : Mr. Katō plays family
- Gerhard Jäger : All the night above us
- Heinrich Steinfest : The ironer
- Josef Winkler : Let yourself go home, father, or write death in my heart
- Daniel Wisser : Queen of the Mountains
- Longlist (without finalists)
- Mareike Fallwickl : dark green, almost black
- Arno Geiger : Under the dragon wall
- Hanno Millesi : The four parts of the world
- Margit Schreiner : No more space
- Robert Seethaler : The field
The 2018 debut shortlist included the following three titles:
- Ljuba Arnautović : In secret
- David Fuchs : Before we leave
- Marie Gamillscheg : Everything that glitters
A total of 140 titles from 68 publishers were submitted for the fourth Austrian Book Prize, of which 23 publishers with 26 first-time titles applied for the debut prize. 39 of the publishers come from Austria, 28 from Germany and one from Liechtenstein. In 2019, the jury consists of Pia Janke , Robert Renk (bookseller), Christian Schacherreiter (literary critic), Anne-Catherine Simon and Uwe Wittstock .
On September 4, 2019, the ten titles on the longlist and the three titles on the shortlist of the 2019 debut prize were announced; on October 8, 2019, the five titles of the main prize shortlist were announced. The winners were announced at the awards ceremony on November 4, 2019.
Was honored when I was young by Norbert Gstrein , the debut award went to Our Father of Angela Lehner .
- Raphaela Edelbauer : The liquid land
- Karl-Markus Gauß : An adventurous journey through my room
- Norbert Gstrein : When I was young
- Sophie Reyer : Mother is on fire
- Clemens J. Setz : The consolation of round things
- Longlist (without finalists)
- Harald Darer : Blaumann
- Florjan Lipuš : gravel
- Gerhard Roth : Hell is empty - the devils are all here
- Marlene Streeruwitz : Wall of Flames
- Ivna Žic : The descendant
The shortlist Debut 2019 included the following three titles:
- Marko Dinić : The good days
- Angela Lehner : Our father
- Tanja Raich : Jesolo
A total of 117 titles were submitted for the fifth Austrian Book Prize; Of these, 98 titles from 52 publishers were awarded the Austrian Book Prize, while 17 publishers with 19 first-time titles applied for the debut prize. 31 of the publishers come from Austria, 28 from Germany and two from Switzerland. The award-winning titles are expected to be announced on November 9, 2020.
- German Book Prize (since 2005)
- Swiss Book Prize (since 2008)
- Hotlist (since 2009)
- ^ First Austrian Book Prize in November. Article on derstandard.at from March 15, 2016, accessed on April 19, 2016.
- ↑ Austrian Book Prize from 2016 , article on diepresse.com from October 15, 2015, accessed on April 18, 2016.
- ↑ Authors' initiative calls for their own Austrian Book Prize , article on diepresse.com from October 12, 2015, accessed on April 18, 2016.
- ↑ orf.at - Austrian Book Prize: The authors on the shortlist . Article dated October 11, 2016, accessed October 11, 2016.
- ↑ Longlist Austrian Book Prize 2016 . Retrieved October 11, 2016.
- ^ Austrian Book Prize: Shortlist Debut 2016 . Retrieved October 11, 2016.
- ↑ 119 titles submitted , boersenblatt.net, May 6, 2016, accessed on May 6, 2016
- ^ Austrian Book Prize and Debut Prize: A total of 141 titles submitted by 79 publishers . Retrieved May 23, 2017.
- ↑ orf.at: Austrian Book Prize to Eva Menasse . Article dated November 7, 2017, accessed November 7, 2017.
- ↑ Austrian Book Prize 2017: Shortlist announced . OTS announcement of October 10, 2017, accessed October 10, 2017.
- ↑ a b c d Austrian Book Prize and Debut Prize: A total of 150 titles submitted by 83 publishers . Retrieved June 13, 2018.
- ↑ Kleine Zeitung: Austrian Book Prize goes to Daniel Wisser, Debut Prize for Marie Gamillscheg . Article dated November 5, 2018, accessed November 5, 2018.
- ^ Austrian Book Prize and Debut Prize: A total of 140 titles submitted by 68 publishers . Retrieved May 28, 2019.
- ↑ a b Austrian Book Prize and Debut Prize: A total of 140 titles submitted by 68 publishers . OTS notification dated May 28, 2019, accessed May 28, 2019.
- ↑ Austrian Book Prize 2019: 13 titles nominated. In: buecher.at. September 4, 2019, accessed September 4, 2019 .
- ↑ Report on ORF.at: Austrian Book Prize for Norbert Gstrein ; accessed on November 4, 2019
- ↑ 117 titles in the running , boersenblatt.net, May 27, 2020, accessed on May 28, 2020.