The prize is endowed with 12,000 € and is the state’s most prestigious award in the field of literature. It is awarded for a German-language work published in the last four years or for an overall achievement of literary merit. The award ceremony will take place on 6 September 2022 in the World Heritage City of Quedlinburg.
Previous winners have been Ann Cotten (2015), Uwe Kolbe (2016), Thomas Melle (2017), Marion Poschmann (2018), Alexander Kluge (2019), Clemens Meyer (2020) and Annett Gröschner (2021).
Jügler’s second novel The Forsaken (Die Verlassenen) was published by Penguin in 2021 and received great critical acclaim.