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On the Shortlist for the Deutsche Wirtschaftsbuchpreis 2014

Heinz Bude's new book, »Gesellschaft der Angst« — (Society of Fear) is one of ten books on the short list for the German Economic Book of the Year Prize 2014.The award is presented by the newspaper »Handelsblatt«, the Frankfurt Book Fair, and the investment bank Goldman Sachs. Among the criteria for the jury's decision are an innovative subject matter and perspective and accessible style.

The winner will be announced on 9 October at an award event at the Frankfurt Book Fair. More information about the prize is available in German at www.deutscher-wirtschaftsbuchpreis.de.

Read more here about the book and its author.


»Stalins Nomaden« on the monthly Best Non-fiction Books List

Robert Kindler's book »Stalins Nomaden« (Stalin's Nomads) was selected by an independent jury of journalists and scholars for the August 2014 list of Best Non-fiction Books. Sponsored by the Sueddeutsche Zeitung and the public TV channel NDR, the list is the most prestigious selection of outstanding non-fiction in Germany.
The study by Berlin historian Kindler ranked eighth in August 2014 and is a pioneering and disturbing account of the Stalinist measures that lead to an unprecedented but almost unknown famine in Kazakhstan.
Read more about the book and about the series Studies in the History of Violence in the Twentieth Century.