Mayröcker, Möllers and Cotten nominated for the Leipzig Book Fair Prize 2021


We are pleased to announce that as mornings and mossgreen I. Step to the window by Friederike Mayröcker (category: fiction), Degrees of Freedom by Christoph Möllers (category: non-fiction) and Ann Cotten's German translation of Rosmarie Waldrop's The Hanky of Pippin’s Daughter (category: translation) are nominated for the Leipzig Book Fair Prize 2021.

About as mornings and mossgreen I. Step to the window the jury states that it combined poetry and prose into »poems ›full of infatuations, futilities, phantasies, daydreams‹.«

According to the jury, Möllers develops an »original political theory, introduces new ways of thinking about conflicts. In short, often aphoristically focused paragraphs Degrees of Freedom presents an overwhelming wealth of ideas«.

About Ann Cotten's translation of The Hanky of Pippin’s Daughter the jury states: »It is not just spouses that cheat in Waldrop's novel, the words and sentences also romp about playfully and in an unconventional manner. Ann Cotten has translated them as airily as though she was shaking out the sheets after a long night of love, laughing all the while.«

The prize, endowed with 60,000 Euros in total, has been awarded since the inaugural Leipzig Book Fair in 2005 and honours outstanding new publications in the categories fiction, non-fiction and translation. This year’s prize giving will be held on 28 May 2021.

For more information please visit Friederike Mayröcker's or Christoph Möllers' Foreign Rights Website or contact the respective Rights Manager.

Degrees of Freedom
Christoph Möllers
Degrees of Freedom