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German Children's Literature Award: Award Presentation Ceremony 2019

Federal Minister Dr. Franziska Giffey will announce this year's award recipients

Announcement of this year's award recipients as selected by the jury of critics and the young adult jury. The Special Awards will go to two German illustrators: In the category \"Lifetime achievement\" and in the category \"New Talent\".

Simultaneous translation into English will be available.

Since 1956 the Deutsche Jugendliteraturpreis (German Children's Literature Award) has been given annually to outstanding works of children's and young adult literature. It is endowed with a total of 72,000 Euro and funded by the German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth. The Arbeitskreis für Jugendliteratur is responsible for awarding the prize.

Partner: Frankfurt Book Fair, WDR5

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Awards ceremony


Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1
60327 Frankfurt am Main

Arbeitskreis für Jugendliteratur e. V.
The event is free of charge


Bundesministerin Dr. Franziska Giffey

Bundesministerium für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend

Vivian Perkovic


Prof. Dr. Gabriela Scherer

Head of the special award jury

Prof. Dr. Jan Standke

Head of the jury of critics

Ralf Schweikart

President, Arbeitskreis für Jugendliteratur e.V.