Günter Grass, Mein Lehrer Alfred Döblin © Günter und Ute Grass Stiftung / Steidl Verlag, 2009

Alfred Döblin Prize 2021

Award Ceremony

The Alfred Döblin Prize, endowed with €15,000 by Günter Grass, is awarded for a longer prose manuscript in progress. The jury consists of Knut Elstermann, Sieglinde Geisel and Marie Schmidt. The following are nominated for the competition readings: Daniela Dröscher, Ursula Fricker, Valeria Gordeev, Michael Kleeberg, Deniz Utlu and Senthuran Varatharajah. This year, the award ceremony will take place immediately after the competition. In cooperation with the LCB, sponsored by the S. Fischer Foundation.

Programme

Readings
The readings will each take roughly 15 minutes and the discussions about 20 minutes.

11 am: Reading and discussion with Senthuran Varatharajah
11:45 am: Reading and discussion with Deniz Utlu
12:30 pm: Reading and discussion with Valeria Gordeev
2:30 pm: Reading and discussion with Ursula Fricker
3:15 pm: Reading and discussion with Michael Kleeberg
4 pm: Reading and discussion with Daniela Dröscher

6 pm: Award ceremony

Competition and Award Ceremony

With Daniela Dröscher, Ursula Fricker, Valeria Gordeev, Michael Kleeberg, Deniz Utlu and Senthuran Varatharajah

In German

Live stream from 8 May 2021 on www.lcb.de