Lutz Seiler awarded Uwe-Johnson-Prize 2014


We are delighted to announce that Lutz Seiler will receive the Uwe-Johnson-Prize 2014 for his novel Kruso, due to appear in September 2014.

The prize includes a 15.000 euro grant and honours authors, »whose writings trace back to Uwe Johnson’s poetry and that reflect the German past, present and future beyond the surface of ›simple truths‹.«

The jury states: »In Kruso Lutz Seiler visualises the hopes and restrictions of a whole country by means of one singular place, Hiddensee, and within a short time frame, June until November 1989.«


Lutz Seiler