October 5, 2010
Melinda Nadj Abonji won the German Book Prize this year. She received the award for her novel “Tauben fliegen auf” (Jung und Jung Verlag). “Melinda Nadj Abonji tells the story, as seen by daughter Ildiko, of a Hungarian family from Vojvodina in Serbia, setting out to make a living in the Swiss catering business." The German Book Prize 2010 is presented by the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels Stiftung as an award for the year's best German-language novel and marks the start of the Frankfurt Book Fair. Extracts from the shortlisted titles are available as free downloads at www.libreka.de. In addition, English translations of extracts are presented on the internet in an English-language shortlist dossier at www.signandsight.com. The winning novel, Tauben fliegen auf, will be available soon in the web shop of Hungarorpess.