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German Award on Speculative Fiction 2014: The winners


The Deutscher Phantastik Preis (DPP) is an annual award for speculative fiction in German language. The DPP honours works published for the first time in German language in the previous years in different categories. The winners have been decided and a public vote on the internet. The result was announced in an awarding ceremony on October the 11th on the convention BuchmesseCon in Dreieich close to Frankfurt.



Here are the winners for 2014:

Best novel in German language:

Ann-Kathrin Karschnick: “Phoenix – Tochter der Asche” (“Phoenix – Daughter of Ashes”)

Best debut novel in German:

Gaby Wohlrab: “Eldorin – Das verborgene Land” (“Eldorin – The Hidden Land”)

Best international novel:

Terry Pratchett: “Dunkle Halunken” (“Dodger”)

Best German short story:

Miriam Schäfer: “Claire” (“Claire”

Best anthology/story collection:

Christian Vogt [editor]: “Eis und Dampf” (“Ice and Steam”)

Best book series:

“DSA – Das schwarze Auge” (“DSA – The Black Eye”)

Best graphic artist:

Mia Steingräber

Best work on secondary literature:

“Geek!” (This is a magazine)

Best website:


Please note: Only the first one in each category finally wins the award. If you want to know about the other nominations, please check here.

The event BuchmesseCon that hosted the awarding ceremony, also founded a new own award. The first winner of this special award was Thomas Finn.

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Nina Horvath has studied at the University of Vienna. Her mother tongue is German. She is a keen author of short stories and published over two dozens in zines and anthologies. Her favourite genre is science-fiction. She had also been editor of the short story collections "Die Schattenuhr", "Metamorphosen - Auf den Spuren H.P. Lovecrafts" and "Darwins Schildkröte". In 2012 she won the awards "Vincent Preis" for the best horror anthology and the "Deutscher Phantastik Preis" for the best fantastic short story. (This one was also 3rd at the "DSFP" for the best science-fiction story.)


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