Deniz Ohde on the Shortlist for German Book Prize 2020


»In case anyone still wonders what a German social history with the firepower of a Didier Eribon or a Annie Ernaux looks like: Here it is!« Miriam Zeh

We are excited to announce that Deniz Ohde has been shortlisted for the German Book Prize 2020 with her debut novel Sky Glow.

Sky Glow tells a story of class and origin without pithy slogans, of discrimination and contempt and their effects on the individual. The book talks about social shame, societal constraints and inequality, but at the same time it is a novel about a young woman’s self-empowerment, despite all adversities.

The German Book Prize is presented to the best German-language novel just before the start of the Frankfurt Book Fair as an annual award from the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels Stiftung – the Foundation of the German Publishers & Booksellers Association. The Prize is intended to draw attention beyond national borders to authors writing in German, to reading and to the keynote medium of the book.

The German Book Prize is endowed with a total of 37.500 Euros. The winner receives 25.000 Euros, the other five shortlisted authors receive 2.500 Euros each. The Prize will be awarded on October 12th in Frankfurt.

For more information please visit the author's Foreign Rights Website or contact the respective Rights Manager. An English sample translation as well as reviews from Germany are available.



Sky Glow
Deniz Ohde
Sky Glow