Stefan Petermann and Synke Köhler accepted the Prize for Literature in the Alma Würth Hall in Künzelsau. (Photo: Peter Petter / Würth archive)

Stefan Petermann and Synke Köhler were awarded the 28th Würth Prize for Literature.  The award ceremony took place in September at Museum Würth in Künzelsau-Gaisbach. The prize is worth a total of EUR 7,500. The motto selected for the prize was “After I met you, I saw myself as another”. American author Siri Hustvedt had selected the motto during the 2016 Tübingen Poetry Professorship (Tübinger Poetik-Dozentur) at the University of Tübingen. More than 750 texts were submitted. The prize went to works of prose of around 10,000 characters that convincingly use language in a novel way. The award-winning texts and other stories selected from entries for the Prize for Literature were compiled in an anthology published by the Swiridoff-Verlag publishing house in Künzelsau. The Würth Prize for Literature has been awarded in cooperation with the University of Tübingen since 1996. It is awarded by the Würth Foundation.