Swiss Book Prize

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The Swiss Book Prize is a literary prize that has been awarded annually since 2008 by the Basel Literature Festival in cooperation with the Swiss Booksellers and Publishers Association (SBVV).

The Swiss Book Prize is awarded to a German-language literary or essayistic work by authors living in Switzerland by an expert jury . Until 2011, the award was endowed with prize money totaling 60,000 Swiss francs (50,000 for the winner and 2,500 for each shortlist nominee). In 2012 the sum was reduced to 40,000 Swiss francs. The winner will receive 30,000 of this, the other four nominees will each receive CHF 2,500. In 2018, the four other authors who were shortlisted received CHF 3,000 each.

In 2017, the author Lukas Bärfuss , who had received the award in 2014, accused the SBVV of influencing the award of the award by participating in the jury meetings in order to promote authors who are easy to sell. He therefore called for the price to be abolished. The SBVV and the former juror Thomas Strässle rejected these allegations and emphasized the independence of the jury.

Award winners

year Prize winner title
2008 Rolf Lappert Swim home
2009 Ilma Rakusa More sea. Memory passages
2010 Melinda Nadj Abonji Pigeons fly up
2011 Catalin Dorian Florescu Jacob decides to love
2012 Peter of Matt The calf in front of the Gotthard Post. Essays
2013 Jens Steiner Carambola
2014 Lukas Bärfuss Koala bear
2015 Monique Schwitter One in the other
2016 Christian Kracht The dead
2017 Jonas Lüscher force
2018 Peter Stamm The world's gentle indifference
2019 Sibylle Berg GRM. Brainfuck

See also

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Individual evidence

  1. Patron supports Swiss book prize - prize money will be increased ( memento of the original from February 27, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , Media release of October 11, 2012. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  2. More than just a failed evening . In: FAZ . Retrieved November 24, 2017. 
  3. "Abolish the Swiss Book Prize!" . In: Der Bund , November 21, 2017. Accessed November 24, 2017. 
  4. Lukas Bärfuss has another fit of anger . In: The Bund . Retrieved November 24, 2017.