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Living in Germany: What makes a book prize-worthy?

What makes a book prize-worthy? DW looks at the winners and the debates surrounding the German Book Prize […]

The German Book Prize began as a springboard for German-language authors. It is an annual book event, inspired by the incredibly successful Man Booker Prize and the Prix Goncourt. But can diverse literature really pit one title against another – family novels for the masses versus books of literary acrobatics, contemporary historical tomes against intimate family portraits?

What are the criteria when it comes to selecting the best from among many good books? That is the question tackled by jurors and literary critics every year – and they seldom agree. They read and debate, and in the end there is a winner who enjoys dream sales and international attention. Is the German Book Prize a literary distinction or an ingenious marketing idea? Perhaps both.

What makes a book prize-worthy

Everything you need to know about the German Book Prize. In this article from DW, you’ll meet the first winner, literary critics and publishers. They also take a close look at the promising new novels that are in the running for this year’s award.

Source: What makes a book prize-worthy? | German Book Prize | DW | 04.10.2016

By Itamar Medeiros

I'm a Strategist, Branding Specialist, Experience Designer, Speaker, and Workshop Facilitator based in Germany, where I work as Director of Design Strategy and Systems at SAP and visiting lecturer at Köln International School of Design of the Cologne University of Applied Sciences.

Working in the Information Technology industry since 1998, I've helped truly global companies in several countries (Brazil, China, Germany, The Netherlands, Poland, The United Arab Emirates, United States, Hong Kong) create great user experience through advocating Design and Innovation principles.

During my 7 years in China, I've promoted the User Experience Design discipline as User Experience Manager at Autodesk and Local Coordinator of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) in Shanghai.

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