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Philipp Weiss wins Klaus-Michael Kühne-Prize 2018

20.09.2018

For his novel On the Edge of the World Man Sits and Laughs Philipp Weiss has been awarded the €10,000 2018 Klaus-Michael Kühne-Prize.

From the statement of the jury:

»With On the Edge of the World Man Sits and Laughs Philipp Weiss has written an astonishing novel, which with its formal richness reminds us of what the novel can do: literally, everything. […] a furiously clever, poetic, funny and wicked book. Philipp Weiss captures the insanity of our world in words.«

The Klaus-Michael Kühne-Prize is awarded to the best debut novel of 2018.

The award ceremony will take place on 21 September 2018.

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