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Non Fiction Prize

German Non-Fiction Prize

The German Non-Fiction Prize is presented to outstanding non-fiction written in German. 

The award aims to promote awareness of non-fiction as a basis for transmitting knowledge, developing informed opinions and encouraging public discourse. The jury of the prize first compiles a list of nominations comprising eight titles. From this selection, the jury chooses the non-fiction book of the year, which will be announced on 14 June 2021. 
 

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Single title

Maos langer Schatten

Maos langer Schatten (Mao’s Long Shadow)

Chinas Umgang mit der Vergangenheit (China’s Approach to the Past)

How can a dictatorship deal with the legacy of injustice and state crimes committed under its rule? This was the...

How can a dictatorship deal with the legacy of injustice and state crimes committed under its rule? This was the question the Chinese Communist Party faced after Mao Zedong’s death in 1976. Drawing on previously unknown documents, Daniel Leese outlines a panorama of Chinese politics and society during the critical period of upheaval between 1976 and 1987.

Publisher:
ISBN:
978-3-406-75545-3
Author:
Daniel Leese
Pages:
606
Price:
€38.00
Die kleinste gemeinsame Wirklichkeit

Die kleinste gemeinsame Wirklichkeit (The Lowest Common Reality)

Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim examines burning, controversial issues in our society, for scientific evidence underlies everything from pay equity and climate...

Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim examines burning, controversial issues in our society, for scientific evidence underlies everything from pay equity and climate change to compulsory vaccinations. She counters half-truths, fake news and conspiracy theories with facts – and shows where an absence of evidence justifies ongoing lively debate.

Publisher:
ISBN:
978-3-426-27822-2
Author:
Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim
Pages:
368
Price:
€20.00
Freiheitsgrade

Freiheitsgrade (Degrees of Freedom)

Elemente einer liberalen politischen Mechanik (On Liberal Elements in the Political Field)

In his attempt to bring liberalism up to date, Christoph Möllers tries to carve out forms of an order that...

In his attempt to bring liberalism up to date, Christoph Möllers tries to carve out forms of an order that allows for both freedom of movement and social variability. Thus equipped, he promises no answers but rather new perspectives on various phenomena, including the function of territorial borders. Freedom, according to Möllers, is a practice of open-endedness that makes possible processes whose outcomes must be uncertain.

Publisher:
ISBN:
978-3-518-12755-1
Author:
Christoph Möllers
Pages:
343
Price:
€18.00
Die Schlange im Wolfspelz

Die Schlange im Wolfspelz (The Snake in Wolf’s Clothing)

Das Geheimnis großer Literatur (The Secret of Great Literature)

What is the secret of good style; how is language transformed into literature? Michael Maar explores this question in his...

What is the secret of good style; how is language transformed into literature? Michael Maar explores this question in his main and life’s work, for which he spent 40 years reading. What is style, what is jargon and what are the pitfalls that almost everyone falls into? How do the elementary particles need to interact in order to produce the perfect prose sentence? Through 50 portraits, Maar offers a history of German literature.

Publisher:
ISBN:
978-3-498-00140-7
Author:
Michael Maar
Pages:
656
Price:
€34.00
Flucht

Flucht (Uprooted)

Eine Menschheitsgeschichte (The Refugee in World History)

Andreas Kossert places the refugee movement of the early 21st century in a wide historical context. Always hewing closely to...

Andreas Kossert places the refugee movement of the early 21st century in a wide historical context. Always hewing closely to individual fates, Kossert shows the kinds of existential experiences of uprooting and hostility that accompany the loss of one’s homeland. Whether they have fled from East Prussia, Syria or India, refugees are active participants in world history.

Publisher:
ISBN:
978-3-8275-0091-5
Author:
Andreas Kossert
Pages:
432
Price:
€25.00
Hegels Welt

Hegels Welt (Hegel’s World)

Over the course of the decades of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel’s life, the world changed from the ground up, transformed...

Over the course of the decades of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel’s life, the world changed from the ground up, transformed by ideas that brought about revolutions – political, industrial, aesthetic and pedagogical. Jürgen Kaube recounts Hegel’s life, explains his work and shows how the epochal upheavals led to the attempt at an ultimate revolution – in thinking.

Publisher:
ISBN:
978-3-87134-805-1
Author:
Jürgen Kaube
Pages:
592
Price:
€28.00
Betrachtungen einer Barbarin

Betrachtungen einer Barbarin (Observations of a Barbarian)

The child of Iranian parents, Asal Dardan grew up in Germany and was shaped by the experience of exile. This...

The child of Iranian parents, Asal Dardan grew up in Germany and was shaped by the experience of exile. This book documents her quest to bridge the eternal opposition between “us” and “others”.

Publisher:
ISBN:
978-3-455-01099-2
Author:
Asal Dardan
Pages:
192
Price:
€22.00
Menschwerdung eines Affen

Menschwerdung eines Affen (Incarnation of an Ape)

Heike Behrend’s account of her ethnographic research in Kenya and Uganda is not a heroic success story. Instead, it recounts...

Heike Behrend’s account of her ethnographic research in Kenya and Uganda is not a heroic success story. Instead, it recounts what conventional ethnographies usually leave out: the unheroic entanglements and cultural misunderstandings, conflicts, mistakes and situations of failure in foreign lands.

Publisher:
ISBN:
978-3-95757-955-3
Author:
Heike Behrend
Pages:
278
Price:
€25.00