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Internationaler Literaturpreis 2020

2019—2020

Prize for Contemporary Literature in Translation
Announcement of the winners on Deutschlandfunk Kultur on June 4

What forms does contemporary storytelling take on? The Internationaler Literaturpreis is dedicated to this question for the twelfth time – at a time when the response to global complexities is often to retreat into national egoisms and narratives of exclusion.

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Internationaler Literaturpreis 2020: Geile Deko (German)

Jury members Daniela Seel and Robin Detje talk about Isabel Waidner’s „Geile Deko“, translated from English by Ann Cotten, published by Merve Verlag.

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Internationaler Literaturpreis 2020: Das Weinen der Vögel (German)

Jury members Robin Detje, Daniel Medin and Heike Geißler talk about Chigozie Obioma’s „Das Weinen der Vögel“, translated from English by Nicolai von Schweder-Schreiner, published by Piper Verlag.

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Internationaler Literaturpreis 2020: Was für ein Wunder (German)

Jury members Verena Lueken and Heike Geißler talk about James Noël’s „Was für ein Wunder“, translated from French by Rike Bolte, published by litradukt.

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Internationaler Literaturpreis 2020: Die Sanftmütigen (German)

Jury members Tobias Lehmkuhl and Elisabeth Ruge talk about Angel Igov’s „Die Sanftmütigen“, translated from Bulgarian by Andreas Tretner, published by eta Verlag.

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Internationaler Literaturpreis 2020: Glückliche Fälle (German)

Jury members Tobias Lehmkuhl, Daniela Seel and Daniel Medin talk about Yevgenia Belorusets’ „Glückliche Fälle“, translated from Russian by Claudia Dathe, published by Matthes & Seitz Berlin.

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Internationaler Literaturpreis 2020: Der Zirkel der Literaturliebhaber (German)

Jurors Verena Lueken and Elisabeth Ruge talk about Amir Hassan Cheheltan’s „Der Zirkel der Literaturliebhaber“, translated from Farsi by Jutta Himmelreich, published by C.H. Beck.

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Internationaler Literaturpreis: Shortlist 2020

HKW, Stiftung Elementarteilchen and the jury decided to award the Internationaler Literaturpreis 2020 not to one single book, but to all six shortlisted titles.