The book I am reading is from the German book prize winner Frank Witzel and is one of my favorites. It also stands for the work publishers do in taking high risks even as small publishers by publishing small and expensive editions of unknown authors they believe in. In this case Matthes und Seitz was awarded for taking this risk by winning the German book prize.
Austria is going to introduce a national book prize this year.
Benedikt Föger, FEP Treasurer and President of Hauptverband des Österreichischen Buchhandels