Internationaler Literaturpreis 2022


Six books as accurate as real life: The titles on this year’s shortlist take a critical and insightful look at the now.

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Reading performance | Internationaler Literaturpreis 2022

With Zeynep Bozbay, Jonas Grundner-Culemann, Banafshe Hourmazdi, Anne Kulbatzki, Abak Safaei-Rad, Falilou Seck German original version Jun 22, 2022

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"Leichte Sprache": Conversation with Cristina Morales und Friederike von Criegern

Moderated by Robin Detje and Heike Geißler Original version (Spanish, German) Jun 22, 2022

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Eine Nebensache

Jurors Dominique Haensell and Verena Lueken talk about “Eine Nebensache” by Adania Shibli, translated from Arabic by Günther Orth.

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Der Fluch des Hechts

Jurors Michael Götting and Elisabeth Ruge talk about “Der Fluch des Hechts” by Juhani Karila, translated from Finnish by Maximilian Murmann.

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Omertà. Buch des Schweigens

Jurors Robin Detje, Verena Lueken and Elisabeth Ruge talk about “Omertà. Buch des Schweigens” by Andrea Tompa, translated from Hungarian by Terézia Mora.

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Liebe im neuen Jahrtausend

Jurors Robin Detje and Annika Reich talk about “Liebe im neuen Jahrtausend” by Can Xue, translated from Chinese by Karin Betz.

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Leichte Sprache

Jurors Heike Geißler and Dominique Haensell talk about “Leichte Sprache” by Cristina Morales, translated from Spanish by Friederike von Criegern.

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Meine Eltern / Alles nicht dein Eigen

Jurors Heike Geißler and Annika Reich talk about “Meine Eltern / Alles nicht dein Eigen” by Aleksandar Hemon, translated from American by Henning Ahrens.

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Internationaler Literaturpreis: Shortlist 2022

Trauma and memory, magic and the might of nature raging against humankind, easy reading and the question of justice in storytelling: In a video on the shortlist, actors including Anne Kulbatzki, Abak Safaei-Rad and Falilou Seck read from the books.