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Sibylle Lewitscharoff awarded the 2013 Georg Büchner Prize

04.06.2013

The German Academy for Language and Literature has awarded the Georg Büchner Prize, which includes a € 50,000 grant, to the writer Sibylle Lewitscharoff. The prize will be granted on October 26, 2013, in Darmstadt.

Jury’s Rationale
In her novels, Sybille Lewitscharoff interrogates and questions the constraints that we take for granted in our daily existence, and she does so with an indefatigable energy for observation, fantastical narration, and a talent for linguistic invention. Her works deepen and widen our perception of the contemporary German moment through satire, mythos, and the fantastic. Lewitscharoff poses fundamental philosophical and religious questions about our existence, in keeping with great literary tradition, and subtly plays them off one another with a refreshing and unceremonious humor. A »conversation with the dead,« which she has stated is a goal of her writing, has never been as lively and life-affirming as it is in her artful and entertaining stories.
 

   

 

Blumenberg by Sybille Lewitscharoff:
Respected philosopher Hans Blumenberg is leading a quiet, unassuming life of the mind in Münster in the early eighties, when one night he discovers a lion in his study. A student prank? A metaphysical apparition? A prestigious award of some sort? Only Blumenberg can see the animal, and yet he is not alone in falling under its spell. (Read more…)

   

 

Apostoloff by Sybille Lewitscharoff:
Two sisters are travelling through present-day Bulgaria. On the first half of their journey they were part of a grand convoy of limousines, taking the bodies of 19 Bulgarian expatriates, including their fathers, from Stuttgart back to their homeland. Now they are tourists, being chauffeured by Rumen Apostoloff. (Read more…)


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Apostoloff
Sibylle Lewitscharoff
Apostoloff
Blumenberg
Sibylle Lewitscharoff
Blumenberg
Killmousky
Sibylle Lewitscharoff
Killmousky
Pong redivivus
Sibylle Lewitscharoff, Friedrich Meckseper
Pong redivivus