The German Book Prize Shortlist

Six candidates made it onto the shortlist for the coveted literary award. Their novels explore toxic masculinity, family, empowerment and identity. Who wrote the novel of the year?
23 Oct 2021 English Germany Society & Culture · Places & Travel

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