2022 with Jonas Lüscher
We are very pleased to have won the successful Swiss author Jonas Lüscher for the 30th competition.
Jonas Lüscher, born in Zürich in 1979, is a writer and essayist. In 2013, his novel “Spring of the Barbarians” was published by C.H. Beck. The novel was translated into 18 languages and awarded numerous prizes. In 2017, the novel “Kraft” was published, for which he was awarded the Swiss Book Prize.
Lüscher writes political essays on immigration, the welfare state, the financial market and Europe for various newspapers. With the Salzburg philosopher Michael Zichy, he initiated the pro-European movement 13-10.org. In addition, he published “The Populist Planet, Reports on a World in Turmoil” with publishers C.H. Beck together with Michael Zichy.
He is a member of PEN and the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts.
He has lived in Munich since 2001.
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