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Sibylle Berg wins Swiss book prize

"ice pick harsh critique of society," was the gloomy analysis, the Sibylle Berg presents her novel, said Jury member Christine Richard in her speech. "Sibylle Berg has managed to write a novel, which is formally avant-garde and the content of the Reading in the Innermost boxes", explained the Jury their decision. The award ceremony took place in the Theater Basel in front of around 500 guests, the organizers said more. Is doped, the Swiss book prize this year, with 30'000 Swiss francs; the other four authors and the author that were in the shortlist, will each receive 3000 francs.

in addition to Sibylle Berg Simone Lappert for "The jump", Tabea Steiner for "bellows", Alain Claude Sulzer, for "Unacceptable conditions" as well as Ivna Žic for "The Future were nominated".

fourth author

The Swiss book prize was awarded this year to 12. Times awarded. With Sibylle Berg is awarded to the fourth author. Have played the "Gender has no role," said Manfred Papst, jury, pecher. Rather, the Pope praises the literary Year 2019 as the Kingdom. And: "The Swiss literature has been rejuvenated," said the Pope in front of the guests in Basel. So Secondas and Secondos have introduced new voices; literature schools and institutes have strengthened the craft of writing, so that the "texts have become more professional" and dialect, and the Spoken-Word scene would have made for some fresh blood.

Into the life of the Swiss book prize 2008 was established by the Association of literature of Basel and the Swiss booksellers and publishers Association (SBVV). The Swiss book prize are invited to apply inside German literary and essayistic works of living in Switzerland or by Swiss authors. For the book price 2019, the works came in the selection, which appeared between October 2018 and September 2019. A total of 71 novels, and Essays from 45 publishers has read the Jury and the Shortlist to the five nominees in September submitted.

The Swiss book prize is in addition to the Grand Prix for literature, awarded by the Federal office for culture (BAK), as the most important literary award in Switzerland, where for the Grand Prix all the linguistic regions of Switzerland are taken into account, while with the book price only German-language works are excellent. (phz)

Created: 10.11.2019, 12:05 PM

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