The shortlist for the German Book Prize has been announced and the list includes Julia Franck who has a story appearing in the upcoming issue of Absinthe (to be published in October).
You can read about the other finalists and read excerpts from their novels at the excellent web site signandsight.com.
UPDATE: Franck was named the winner of the German Book Prize. You can read more about it here.
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