5 Suhrkamp novels nominated for German Book Price 2012


Out of 20 nominated novels, five are published and represented by Suhrkamp. We are truly happy about this success and are proud to present our five nominees:



Bernd Cailloux, born 1945, lives in Berlin.
In his novel Losses Credited Bernd Cailloux looks back to the 70s and 80s in West Berlin, when this part of the city was still leading an insular life and became a Mecca for nonconformists, conscientious objectors, revolutionaries, and bohemians. (Read more…)



Rainald Goetz, born 1954 in Munich, lives in Berlin.
The fall of a CEO. Johann Holtrop tells the story of a German CEO in the first decade of the twenty-first century. Over the course of the noughties, Holtrop slides into complete social and economic ruin as abject and definitive as his earlier ascent had been glorious and meteoric. (Read more…)



Clemens J. Setz, born 1982, lives in Graz.
Forget about a plot summary of a novel that resists all summarisation, and just read the book: Indigo by Clemens J. Setz. Devilishly exciting and as refreshing as a good massage. Afterwards you’ll feel every single muscle. (Read more…)



Stephan Thome, born 1972 in Biedenkopf/Hessen.
With a breathtakingly acute sense of failure and for the things that really hurt, Thome sends his protagonist on a journey, through South-West Europe, that will decide everything. A novel about the disavowals and abysses of life (Read more…)



Ulf Erdmann Ziegler, born 1959, lives in Frankfurt/Main.
This is the story of Marlene, who, even before she learns how to read, falls in love with the world of letters. Born into a family of successful advertisers and illustrators, she has a great dream: the perfect font. (Read more…)

The Shortlist of the German Book Prize 2012 will be announced on September 12th.

Centrifugal Forces
Stephan Thome
Centrifugal Forces
Allowed Losses
Bernd Cailloux
Allowed Losses
Clemens J. Setz
Nothing White
Ulf Erdmann Ziegler
Nothing White