Leipzig Bookfair Prize 2023
The winners of the Leipzig Bookfair Prize 2023 have been announced: Regina Scheer has been awarded in the non-fiction category for Bittere Brunnen (Bitter Wells), recently published by Penguin Verlag. Italian rights are available.
From the jury's statement:
“In ‘Bitter Wells’, Regina Scheer traces the extraordinary and exemplary life of Hertha Gordon-Walcher and at the same time chronicles the socialist and feminist movements in the 20th century. ‘Bitter Wells" goes far beyond an ordinary biography: the author masterfully and transparently interweaves historical research with personal memories. […] This narrative non-fiction book stands for great openness in dealing with breaks, inconsistencies and gaps in our knowledge of life histories - and is a precise documentation of political contexts whose traces shape the present.”