Shortlist

 
Clemens J. Setz Indigo Stephan Thome Fliehkräfte Ulf Erdmann Ziegler Nichts Weißes

 

 

»No matter who is awarded the German Book Prize in October, the new Berlin Suhrkamp Culture has already won, with no fewer than five of its authors on the Longlist.« Börsenblatt

 

 

Suhrkamp dominates the Shortlist of the German Book Prize 2012
Out of 20 novels originally nominated for the German Book Prize, six have now been selected by the Jury for the Shortlist. We are happy to announce that out of those six novels three are published and represented by Suhrkamp Verlag. We proudly present our nominees:

   

 

Clemens J. Setz, born 1982, lives in Graz.
Forget about a plot summary of a novel that resists all summarisation, and just read the book: Indigo by Clemens J. Setz. Devilishly exciting and as refreshing as a good massage. Afterwards you’ll feel every single muscle. (Read more…)

   

 

Stephan Thome, born 1972 in Biedenkopf/Hessen.
With a breathtakingly acute sense of failure and for the things that really hurt, Thome sends his protagonist on a journey, through South-West Europe, that will decide everything. A novel about the disavowals and abysses of life (Read more…)

   

 

Ulf Erdmann Ziegler, born 1959, lives in Frankfurt/Main.
This is the story of Marleen, who falls in love with the world of letters before she has even learnt to read. Born into a family of successful advertisers and illustrators, she dreams as a young child of something truly great: the perfect font. (Read more…)