Award Ceremony June 30, 2021
Internationaler Literaturpreis 2021
Announcement of the shortlist on May 20, 2021
Award ceremony on June 30, 2021
In times of crisis, it matters more than ever what kind of stories we tell, which scripts and plots we follow and whose voices we trust. Literature can describe how the fleeting moment relates to long-term developments, the large to the small, the close to the remote. Fiction can articulate issues for which forms of speech and thought have yet to be found. Here more than ever we rely on translations to see and understand local manifestations of global conditions. In 2021, the Internationaler Literaturpreis will again be searching for books that do something with language – precisely because they reach us in translation.