Kurd Laßwitz Award

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Awarding of the Kurd-Laßwitz-Preises at Elstercon 2008

The Kurd Laßwitz Award (German: Kurd-Laßwitz-Preis) is possibly the best-known science fiction award from Germany. The award is named after the science fiction author Kurd Laßwitz. Eligible for nomination in all categories except for the Foreign Work category are only works published in German originally.[1]

Wolfgang Jeschke has won the award 19 times in four different categories[2], while Andreas Eschbach has won the prize 9 times in two different categories[3]. The foreign-language category includes novels, stories, collections and non-fiction. Iain Banks and China Miéville won the foreign-language prize four times.[4][5] Other authors to win multiple times are Hans Joachim Alpers, Carl Amery, Herbert W. Franke, Ian McDonald, Michael Marrak, and Connie Willis[6].

Award Winners[edit]

German-language Novel[edit]

This category includes German-language works with a length of at least 100 pages by German-language authors which were published in German on a German-language market professionally for the first time in the award year.[1]

Foreign Work[edit]

This category includes foreign-language fiction and non-fiction which was published as a German translation for the first time in the award year. Until 1997, it was called Foreign Novel.[1]

German-language Short Fiction (since 1997)[edit]

This category includes German-language works with a length of less than 100 pages by German-language authors which were published in German on a German-language market professionally for the first time in the award year, i.e. it includes short stories and novelettes/novellas combined in one award category. From 1997-2007 it was called German-language Short Story (though it also included novelettes/novellas already). From 1981–1996 this category was split into two separate award categories for Novellette/Novella and Short Story.[1]

Further categories[edit]

  • Graphic Artist (1981-1992)
  • Graphic Artwork (since 1993)
  • Translator (1981-1992)
  • Translation (since 1993)
  • Movie (1987–1996)
  • Radio Drama
  • Special Award for Extraordinary Accomplishments

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