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Three Suhrkamp authors nominated for German Book Prize 2017

15.08.2017

We are proud that three out of twenty titles on the Longlist for the German Book Prize 2017 are published and represented by Suhrkamp. Congratulations to Robert Menasse, Sasha Marianna Salzmann and Marion Poschmann! Three wonderful novels, very different from each other, and each of them deserves an international readership:

The Capital by Robert Menasse
Brussels. A panorama of tragic heroes, manipulative losers, involuntary accomplices. In his new novel, Robert Menasse spans a narrative arc between the times, the nations, the inevitable and the irony of fate, between petty bureaucracy and big emotions. Read more

The Pine Islands by Marion Poschmann
Gilbert Silvester, a lecturer and researcher on beard fashions in film, is in shock. The previous night he dreamt that his wife was cheating on him. In one sudden, irrational act he leaves her, gets on the first available plane, and flies to Japan in order to get some distance... Read more

Beside Yourself by Sasha Marianna Salzmann
The novel sets in at the beginning of the 20th century in Odessa, leads from stops in Chernivtsi, Volgograd, and Moscow to Berlin and ends in Istanbul in July of 2016, in the days of a quickly failing coup d’état attempt. It explores this question and tells of the unquenchable yearning for life itself and its challenging immensity. Intense, uncompromising, and political in the best sense. Read More

 

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Beside Yourself
Sasha Marianna Salzmann
Beside Yourself
The Capital
Robert Menasse
The Capital
The Pine Islands
Marion Poschmann
The Pine Islands