Leipzig Book Fair Prize

Grafik mit dem Logo vom Preis der Leipziger Buchmesse 2024 auf dunkelrotem Hintergrund und einer gezeichneten Hand, die anstelle von Fingerspitzen verschiedene Schreibutensilien zeigt

The Leipzig Book Fair Prize celebrates outstanding new publications written in German. What's special about it is that there are three prizes awarded – fiction, non-fiction/essay and translation – making this a true recognition of contemporary literature. The prize is endowed with a total of 60,000 euros.

The seven-member jury ensures a diverse range of opinions. The members are journalists and literary critics and are each appointed for three years, thus giving them the chance to shape the profile of the prize over a period of time.

The award ceremony takes place on the first day of the annual Leipzig Book Fair, in the Glass Hall of the Leipziger Messe.

Leipzig Book Fair Prize 2024