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Heinz Bude's Book on the Longlist for the NDR Kultur Non-fiction Book Prize 2014

Sociologist Heinz Bude's latest book, »Gesellschaft der Angst« (Society of Fear), is on this year's longlist for the NDR Kultur Non-fiction Book Prize 2014.

Just released last week by Hamburger Edition, the book is one of twelve titles selected from more than three hundred submissions. The short list will be announced in mid-October.

The award, which is sponsored by the public television and radio channel NDR, comes with 15 000 Euro prize money and is one of the top honors for non-fiction published in German.

This year's jurors are Joachim Knuth (NDR radio program director), Professor Katajun Amirpur (journalist and scholar in Islamic studies), Roger Willemsen (book author and literature critic), Dr. Wilhelm Krull (general secretary of the Volkswagen Foundation), Hendrik Brandt (editor-in-chief, Hannoverschen Allgemeinen Zeitung), Dr. Franziska Augstein (editor, Süddeutschen Zeitung), and Patricia Schlesinger (NDR television, head of the culture and documentation division).

Read more about the NDR Kultur Sachbuchpreis 2014 here and about the book here.


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.