Grand Prize of the German Literature Fund
Georg Klein receives the Grand Prize of the German Literature Fund (Große Preis des Deutschen Literaturfonds), endowed with 50,000 Euros.
The jury's statement: "In his current novel 'Brother of All Images' we are imperceptibly led into the mysterious: He begins cheerfully and with colouring from journalistic working life and then switches fantastically to a dream-lost reality. The dead speak and the living must - as it says in one passage - be "exceptionally awake". And as we read, we marvel at the linguistic and fabulous ability of this author, who uses and varies the genre of the gothic novel here (...).
This has characterised Georg Klein's literary work from the very beginning: The virtuoso play with familiar genres, which always experience a literary reassessment".
Here are more details about Bruder aller Bilder (Brother of All Images, Rowohlt).