What's coming up for the German Non-Fiction Prize 2023


What's coming up for the German Non-Fiction Prize 2023

What's coming up for the German Non-Fiction Prize 2023

The nominees of the German Non-Fiction Prize will be announced on 18 April. Here, we give a little preview of what you can expect in terms of events and other opportunities to dive into the topics of the books.

Meet the nominees and the nominated books

Reading. Thinking. Talking. Nominated for the German Non-Fiction Prize

22 May 2023, 7:30 pm, Literaturhaus Frankfurt

A surprise awaits visitors to this event at the Literaturhaus Frankfurt: which of the nominated authors will be presenting his or her title will only be revealed at the end of April. An invitation to reflect and discuss.

Check out the programme of Literaturhaus Frankfurt

German Non-Fiction Slam

24 May 2023, 7 pm, TECHNOSEUM, Mannheim

Six minutes, one book, one stage – how do you present non-fiction in a way that brings the audience to their feet? Eight accomplished slammers will take up the challenge. Slammer Sandra Da Vina will moderate the event, which will also be broadcast as a livestream.

Check out the programme of TECHNOSEUM

Non-Fiction & Public Discourse: how do you successfully communicate science to society?

25 May 2023, 6 pm, THE NEW INSTITUTE, Hamburg

A week before the awards ceremony, nominees for the German Non-Fiction Prize, jury members and fellows of THE NEW INSTITUTE will discuss whether – or when and how – non-fiction can initiate or promote social change. In cooperation with the “Buchhandlung Felix Jud” bookstore: https://www.felix-jud.de/events (Registration required; announcement to follow.)

The German Non-Fiction Prize in local bookshops

Many local bookshops prominently display the nominated titles and offer advice on all aspects of non-fiction. In addition, events will be held with one of the nominees. The following dates have already been set:

  • 11 May: “Richters Buchhandlung” bookstore, Dresden
  • 15 May: “Buchhandlung zur Heide” bookstore, Osnabrück
  • 16 May: “Buchhandlung Klaus v. Mackensen” bookstore, Wuppertal
  • 24 May: “Erlebnis-Buchhandlung didactus” bookstore, Kempten
Read more about the events

Videos, broadcasts and translations

Video portraits of the nominees

A special peek behind the curtain: in May, the Austrian national public broadcaster ORF will release short films about the nominees. They will be available on the Youtube channel of the German Non-Fiction Prize and on ORF’s “Topos” platform.

Media partners

The radio station Deutschlandfunk Kultur and the monthly business magazine brand eins support the German Non-Fiction Prize as media partners.

Deutschlandfunk Kultur will present the nominated non-fiction books in its programme. In addition, the awards ceremony will be broadcast live on the special “Dokumente und Debatten” channel on digital radio and as a livestream on deutschlandradio.de/debatten.

Furthermore, the online magazine “New Books in German” will present the nominated titles to an English-speaking audience.



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