27.10.2021 – 06:00
NDR North German Broadcasting
The decision on the NDR non-fiction book award is imminent. At the end of this week, a jury chaired by Katja Marx, NDR radio program director, will decide on the shortlist and the winners: in this year’s award. Interest in the NDR non-fiction book award is still high in its thirteenth year: more than 80 publishers from Germany, Austria and Switzerland sent a total of 170 books into the race. The nomination committee selected ten award-worthy titles for the long list from all the submissions.
However, this year’s winning title will remain a secret until the award ceremony on Sunday, November 7th, 2021. The award is presented as part of the Göttinger Literaturherbst festival. The company campus of Sartorius AG is the splendid location for the award. The Göttingen biotech company supports the award ceremony as a partner and supplements it with a young talent award. The “LifeScienceXplained | Sartorius Prize for New Communication”, endowed with 10,000 euros, honors young communicators up to the age of 35 who bring the functionality of biotechnology and the resulting new medical applications closer to a broad audience in a particularly understandable, innovative and creative way and explain.
As the presenter of the award ceremony, Bianca Hauda will host the evening. She has been present as a journalist and presenter on radio and television for 10 years, moderates the German / French cultural program “culture @ home” and the culture magazine “TWIST” at ARTE. She is also known to the music audience through her work on WDR television and on the ARD digital channel “ONE”. There she moderated a weekly talk, live shows at festivals and events such as ECHO and ESC. “Nonfiction books are like good, clever friends who can be asked for advice around the clock. They are always there, take you by the hand, explain a topic in detail with a lot of patience and passion. You should have a lot more such friends in your Have a bookshelf. ” says Bianca Hauda.
Live performances by singer-songwriter Lie Ning and the science cabaret Science Busters round off the show program for the award of the NDR Non-Fiction Prize and the LifeScienceXplained. The 23-year-old Lie Ning from Berlin is an exceptional talent. With a velvety timbre in his voice and soulful synth-pop, he creates an amazing and at the same time enveloping intimate atmosphere in his concerts and speaks to his audience in many ways with his songs.
The Austrian Science Busters have been guesting in theaters throughout the German-speaking area for years. Since 2007, this has also been in her weekly radio column on FM4
Motto: “If you don’t know anything, you have to believe everything.” They have recorded 100 programs for television (ORFeins and 3Sat) since 2011 and from 2021 the Science Busters will also be available as a podcast.
The award of the NDR Non-Fiction Prize and the LifeScienceXplained | The Sartorius Prize for New Communication will be broadcast live on the radio at 7:04 p.m. on NDR Kultur and as a live stream at ndr.de/ndrsachbuchpreis transfer.
NDR culture is raffling off ndr.de/kultur and in the NDR Kultur App tickets for the award ceremony on the final evening of the Göttingen Literature Autumn on November 7, 2021 in Göttingen.
More information on the Internet at www.ndr.de/ndrsachbuchpreis.
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