Edition 2015

Laureate 2015
Mark Thompson

Birth Certificate: The Story of Danilo Kiš, Cornell University Press, 2013

The jury of the 2015 Jan Michalski Prize for Literature has awarded the British historian Mark Thompson for Birth Certificate: The Story of Danilo Kiš. This book looks at the life and writing of Danilo Kiš, a Yugoslav novelist, essayist and poet. It restores Kiš to his essential position as one of the great European writers of the 20th century.


The winner of the Jan Michalski Prize 2015, Mark Thompson receives an award of CHF 50,000.00 and an etching by the artist Safet Zec that has been chosen for him: Casa di Pietra , Maison de pierre et arbres, 2007.


photo © Tanja Draškić-Savić

Finalists 2015
Navid Kermani

Zwischen Koran und Kafka: West-östliche Erkundungen

C.H. Beck Verlag, 2014

Mark Thompson

Birth Certificate: The Story of Danilo Kiš

Cornell University Press, 2013

Najem Wali

Bagdad Marlboro: Ein Roman für Bradley Manning

Carl Hanser Verlag, 2014

Second selection of the Jury
Navid Kermani

Zwischen Koran und Kafka: West-östliche Erkundungen

C.H. Beck Verlag, 2014

Mark Thompson

Birth Certificate: The Story of Danilo Kiš

Cornell University Press, 2013

Najem Wali

Bagdad Marlboro: Ein Roman für Bradley Manning

Carl Hanser Verlag, 2014

Jean-Noël Orengo

La Fleur du Capital

Grasset, 2015

Ari Shavit

My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel

Spiegel & Grau, 2013

First selection of the Jury
Navid Kermani

Zwischen Koran und Kafka: West-östliche Erkundungen

C.H. Beck Verlag, 2014

Mark Thompson

Birth Certificate: The Story of Danilo Kiš

Cornell University Press, 2013

Najem Wali

Bagdad Marlboro: Ein Roman für Bradley Manning

Carl Hanser Verlag, 2014

Jean-Noël Orengo

La Fleur du Capital

Grasset, 2015

Ari Shavit

My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel

Spiegel & Grau, 2013

Frédéric Badré

La grande santé

Seuil, 2015

Mireille Gansel

Traduire comme transhumer

Calligrammes, 2012

Lisa Jarnot

 

Robert Duncan, The Ambassador from Venus: A Biography

University of California Press, 2012

Hermione Lee

Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life

Alfred A. Knopf, 2014

Valentin Retz

Noir parfait

Gallimard, 2015

Lucian Dan Teodorovici

L’histoire de Bruno Matei

Gaïa, 2013

Philipp Ther

Die neue Ordnung auf dem alten Kontinent

Suhrkamp Verlag, 2014

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