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Benedict Wells awarded with the literary prize by the Ravensburger Verlag Foundation

»A difficult childhood is like an invisible enemy: you never know when it will come for you.«

Benedict Wells' fourth novel On the End of Loneliness has been awarded the literary prize by the Ravensburger Verlag Foundation. The price comes with an honorarium of 12,000 euros. The award ceremony is held in November 2016.

From the jury’s statement: »Touchingly narrated, linguistically excellent […] A novel not easily forgotten.«

On the End of Loneliness was published in March 2016 and was in the Spiegel Bestseller list for 36 weeks.

The novel has now sold close to 150‘000 hardcover copies and translation rights have been sold for 20 languages:
English/world (Hodder)
Spanish (Malpaso)
Italian (Salani)
French (Slatkine)
Swedish (Thorén & Lindskog)
Dutch (Meulenhoff)
Danish (Lindhardt & Ringhof)
Russian (Azbooka-Atticus)
Polish (Muza)
Hungarian (Geopen)
Romanian (Polirom)
Czech (Plus)
Bulgarian (Colibri)
Lithuanian (Gelmes)
Serbian (Laguna)
Albanian (Dudaj)
Macedonian (Tri)
Slovakian (Plus)
Hebrew (Hakibbutz Hameuhad)
Ukrainian (Hemiro)

English sample translation available.

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