Saša Stanišić receives German Reserve Prize 2019 for “Herkunft” (“Origins”)

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Börsenverein honours the most effective German-language novel of the yr / Award ceremony with 300 company at the Frankfurt Römer

The winner of the German Reserve Prize 2019 is Saša Stanišić for his novel “Herkunft” (Luchterhand).

Assertion from the jury:
“Saša Stanišić is this kind of a superior storyteller that he even distrusts storytelling. Beneath just about every sentence in this novel the unavailable origins lurk, which at the same time drive the storytelling. These origins only make by themselves readily available as a fragment, a fiction and as a toying with the story’s choices. The creator ennobles his visitors with his wide creativity and releases them from the conventions of chronology, realism and formal unambiguity. ‘Hesitation has hardly ever explained to a excellent story’, he has his initially-particular person narrator say. With wonderful humour, he counters the narratives of historical misrepresentation with his possess tales. ‘Herkunft’ (‘Origins’) is a portrait of a current that continually re-tells alone anew – with the result that a ‘Self-Portrait with Ancestors’ gets to be a novel about a Europe of existence journeys.”

The associates of the jury for the German E book Prize 2019 are: Petra Hartlieb (Hartliebs Bücher bookstore, Vienna), Hauke Hückstädt, (Literaturhaus, Frankfurt am Principal), Björn Lauer (Hugendubel, Frankfurt), Jörg Magenau (independent literary critic), Alf Mentzer (Hessischer Rundfunk), Daniela Strigl (literary scholar) and Margarete von Schwarzkopf (writer and literary critic).

The other novels that have been shortlisted for the award are:
Raphaela Edelbauer, “Das flüssige Land” (Klett-Cotta), Miku Sophie Kühmel, “Kintsugi” (S. Fischer), Tonio Schachinger, “Nicht wie ihr” (Kremayr & Scheriau), Norbert Scheuer, “Winterbienen” (C.H.Beck) and Jackie Thomae, “Brüder” (Hanser Berlin).

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The Stiftung Buchkultur und Leseförderung des Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels (Foundation for Reserve Lifestyle and the Advertising of Studying of the German Publishers and Booksellers Affiliation) is awarding the German Book Prize 2019 to the most effective German-language novel of the year to coincide with the get started of Frankfurter Buchmesse. The German Reserve Prize gets monetary assist from the Deutsche Bank Stiftung (Deutsche Lender Basis), and other companions involve Frankfurter Buchmesse and the metropolis of Frankfurt am Most important. The television community Deutsche Welle supports the German Guide Prize in its media routines the two at house and overseas.

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