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Award presentation ceremony

The award presentation ceremony of the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis 2023 (German Childrenʼs Literature Award 2023) at the Frankfurt Book Fair will take place on Friday, October 20, 2023. 

We will announce the prizewinners of this year’s awards as selected by the jury of critics and the young adult jury, as well as the recipients of the Special Awards, given for the complete works of a German author and a German “New Talent”.

The German Children's Literature Award is a state-sponsored prize. It is funded by the German federal ministry for family affairs, senior citizens, women and youth. It has been awarded annually since 1956. It carries a value of 72.000 Euros.

A livestream will be available at English translation will be provided.

Please register for the the event at On awards day, you can then present the free ticket(s) either digitally as a PDF, in the Eventbrite app, or printed out. A ticket is needed for the entry.

Logo Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis

© Bianca Schaalburg / AKJ

Awards ceremony


Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1
60327 Frankfurt am Main

Physical + digital
Arbeitskreis für Jugendliteratur e. V.
Free access
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Vertreter:innen der Jugendjury

© Jonas Ratermann

Juergen Boos

Direktor, Frankfurter Buchmesse

Bundesministerin Lisa Paus

Bundesministerium für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend

© Robertino Nikolic

Vivian Perkovic


Karin Schmidt-Friderichs

Vorsteherin, Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels

Ralf Schweikart

Vorsitzender, Arbeitskreis für Jugendliteratur

Prof. Dr. Iris Kruse

Moderatorin, Vorsitzende der Kritikerjury

Birgit Schollmeyer

Vorsitzende der Sonderpreisjury