German Non-Fiction Prize 2020: Call for submissions

German Non-Fiction Prize 2020: Call for submissions

The search has started: Until 22. November 2019 publishers can submit their titles for the German Non-Fiction Prize 2020 at

Publishers from Germany, Austria and Switzerland may submit up to two German-language non-fiction books from their current or planned programme for consideration for the prize. The jury may request additional titles that it deems appropriate.

The prize honours outstanding non-fiction written in German and concerning current events. It is selected through a two-stage process. First, the jury compiles a list of nominations comprising eight titles, which will be announced around World Book Day in April 2020. From this selection, the members of the jury then choose the non-fiction book of the year. The eight nominated authors will only find out who is the winner of the German Non-Fiction Prize on the evening of the awards ceremony. The winner receives 25,000 euros, the seven nominees 2,500 euros each.

More information and criteria of the German Non-Fiction Prize


[Translate to Englisch:] Stiftung Buchkultur und Leseförderung


[Translate to Englisch:] Deutsche Bank Stiftung

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