Alfred Döblin Prize
The Alfred Döblin Prize was donated by Günter Grass in 1979. The Akademie der Künste and the Berlin Literary Colloquium jointly award the prize every two years, either in May or June. The prize amounts to 12,000 Euros and is awarded for a long and still uncompleted prose manuscript in accordance with the founder’s intention. The prize has a value of approx. 5,000 Euros.
An independent three-member jury nominates six authors from the applications to present their texts in the Literary Colloquium in workshop readings not open to the public and to engage in debate. Directly following this, the jurors select the winner. The next day, the award is presented during a public matinee in the Akademie der Künste. Günter Grass is present at the readings and the prize-giving ceremony.
The award is open to authors able to show at least one independent book publication to date. A minimum of fifty pages of previously unpublished prose text shall be submitted. An exposé on the project and curriculum vitae with a biography are also expected.
Applications and further details: Berlin Literary Colloquium
1979 Gerold Späth
1980 Klaus Hoffer
1982 Gert Hofmann
1983 Gerhard Roth
1985 Stefan Schütz
1987 Libuse Moníková
1989 Edgar Hilsenrath, Einar Schleef
1991 Peter Kurzeck, Förderpreis: Norbert Bleisch
1993 Reinhard Jirgl, Förderpreis Andreas Neumeister
1995 Katja Lange-Müller, Förderpreis: Ingo Schulze
1997 Ingomar von Kieseritzky, Michael Wildenhain
1999 Norbert Gstrein
2001 Josef Winkler, Förderpreis: Heike Geißler
2003 Kathrin Groß-Striffler
2005 Jan Faktor
2007 Michael Kumpfmüller
2009 Eugen Ruge
2011 Jan Peter Bremer
2013 Saša Stanišić