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Satire on EU Bureaucracy Wins German Book Prize

A ridiculing check out the European Union and also its bureaucracy, which opens up with a pig running amok in among Brussels’ primary squares, has actually won the prominent German Book Prize.

Austrian author Robert Menasse scooped a 25,000 euro prize for his book Pass away Hauptstadt(The Funding) on Monday, on the eve of the opening of the Frankfurt Book Fair.

Europe’s future hangs in the equilibrium as Britain hassles with Brussels regarding the regards to its separation from the bloc after the June 2016 Brexit ballot. In spite of initiatives to give an unified front, the various other 27 participants continue to be deeply separated over the euro, tax obligations and also movement.

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” Contemporary times exist literarily so well that contemporaries identify themselves and also coming generations will certainly much better comprehend this time around,” the German Publishers and also Booksellers Organization stated.

The Austrian paper Salzburger Nachrichten called Menasse’s book “intriguing, crucial and also prompt: an appeal to keep in mind just what exists at the centre of the ‘European tranquility task’, and also to have the nerve to take it right into its following stage.”

Guide, released by Suhrkampf Verlag in September, was just one of 6 publications shortlisted for the prize. Menasse, plainly removaled, approved the prize in Frankfurt.

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