Chamisso Prize: Telling Today’s Stories
Impressions from the Award Ceremony
Eindrücke der Preisverleihung
Get to Know the Winners
Abbas Khider received the Chamisso Prize for the body of his previous work. In his laudation, author Friedrich Christian Delius noted that: "Abbas Khider is not only an author worthy of such recognition because he confronts us with German hypocrisy; each of his poetically grounded novels is cleverly structured. He makes us laugh, plays with clichés and lets us stand in awe of the miracles within suffering."
Inspiring Young People for Literature
"We are very proud and grateful that we could again honor such incredible representatives of contemporary German literature with the Chamisso Prize this year," says Chief Executive Officer Uta-Micaela Dürig. "In the future, we will concentrate on bringing literature to young people and collaborate with the Chassimo authors in this area. We are convinced that this can provide an important contribution to integrating young people in our country in cultural and social life." Promoting literature was always among the aims of the Chamisso Prize.
The Chamisso Magazine
Learn more about this year's winners and the history of the Chamisso Prize in the new German-language magazine.
The Adelbert von Chamisso Prize
The Robert Bosch Stiftung awards the Adelbert von Chamisso Prize to honor outstanding German-language authors whose work is shaped by a change of culture. Furthermore, the award winners are united through their unusual way of using the language in a manner which enriches German literature. In 2017, the Prize is awarded for the 33rd and last time.