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Ann Pettifor to receive the Hannah Arendt Prize for Political Thinking 2018

Ann Pettifor
©Foyers Photography

Ann Pettifor is this year's recipient of the Hannah Arendt Prize für Political Thinking. A political economist who lives and works in the United Kingdom, Pettifor is author of the book The Production of Money, published in English by Verso in 2017 and in German by Hamburger Edition in spring 2018.

Hamburger Edition congratulates our author on being selected by an independent jury for this prestigious honor.

The prize comes with ten thousand euros in prize money and is presented annually by the Heinrich Böll Foundation, the government of the city-state Bremen, and the association Hannah-Arendt-Preis für politisches Denken e. V. The award ceremony will be on 7 December 2018 in the Bremen Town Hall.

The jury praised Pettifor's critique of a financial system that acts for the most part beyond public scrutiny and political control and her work to »promote political and democratic action« by citizens.

Press release from the award jury in German

Earlier winners of this prestigious prize whose work has been published in German by Hamburger Edition include Etienne Balibar (2017), Christian Teichmann (2016) and Yfaat Weiss (2012).

Website der Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung

Ann Pettifor, »Die Produktion des Geldes. Ein Plädoyer wider die Macht der Banken.«


Geisteswissenschaften International Award for Two Books by Hamburger Edition Authors

Cover Svenja Bethke, Tanz auf Messers Schneide
Cover Sina Arnold, Das unsichtbare Vorurteil

Books by two of our authors have been selected to receive the award and translation grant Geisteswissenschaften International in the fall 2017 round.

The books are »Tanz auf Messers Schneide. Kriminalität und Recht in den Ghettos Warschau, Litzmannstadt und Wilna« (Dance on the Razor’s Edge: Criminality and Law in the Warsaw, Lodz, and Vilna Ghettos) by Svenja Bethke and »Das unsichtbare Vorurteil. Antisemitismusdiskurse in der US-amerikanischen Linken nach 9/11« (The Invisible Prejudice: Antisemitism Discourses and the American Left after 9/11) by Sina Arnold. They were chosen by an independent jury of scholars and publishing professionals. The award comes with funds to finance the complete translation from German to English. The English editions of both books will be released by two respected North American academic publishing houses.

The program Geisteswissenschaften International promotes international dissemination of excellent research and writing in the humanities and social sciences that first appeared in print in German. The Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels (German Publishers and Booksellers Association), the German Foreign Office, the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, and the collecting agency VG Wort fund the translation awards by providing six hundred thousand euros annually.

Read more in English about the two award-winning books here: Svenja Bethke, »Tanz auf Messers Schneide« and Sina Arnold, »Das unsichtbare Vorurteil«.


»Das Versprechen des Geldes« on the Shortlist for the Opus Primum Book Prize

Buchcover Aaron Sahr, »Das Versprechen des Geldes«

Among the ten titles chosen for the short list of this year's Opus Primum Prize is »Das Versprechen des Geldes« (Money's Promise) by Aaron Sahr.

The prize is awarded annually by the Volkswagen Foundation for the best book based on original research in any field or discipline by a young scholar. The jury commended all ten authors for books of outstanding academic quality that are also a pleasure to read. 
The winner of the prize will be announced after the Frankfurt Book Fair

Shortlist 2017, Opus Primum Prize

More information in English about the book: Aaron Sahr, »Das Versprechen des Geldes«