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Announcement of the Federal Chancellery of the Republic of Austria

Bruno-Kreisky-Prize: special prize to Passagen Verlag Vienna

On 4 March 2010, the Vienna-based Passagen Verlag will be awarded a special prize in the framework of the Bruno-Kreisky-Prize for the Political Book 2009.

This prize for publishers will pay tribute to the outstanding editorial activities of the renowned enterprise founded in 1987. The political mission adopted by this publishing house is to stand up for diversity of thought and for tolerance.

By publishing Austrian and international authors and their socio-critical approaches, the publishing house wants to contribute to an open and politically far-sighted climate in Austria. A wide range of subjects such as politics, art and its political, art-theoretical, social-science-based or socio-political discourse are covered on an equal footing. Passagen Verlag has produced almost 1000 titles and earned itself renown as one of the best non-commercial publishers in the German-speaking area.

The beginning of the publishing activities of Passagen Verlag was marked by the translation of key texts of postmodernism from French into German. The translation of books by Jacques Derrida, Jean-François Lyotard, Jean Baudrillard, Sarah Kofman and Jean-Luc Nancy provided text sources for developing new approaches to contemporary French philosophy.

Over the years, the publishing house issued various series (e.g. on society, economics, art, architecture, psychoanalysis, literature and politics). The wide spectrum includes authors such as Karl Acham, Hélène Cixous, Paul K. Feyerabend, Gundi Feyrer, FRANZOBEL, Peter Eisenman, Annette von Rantzau, Elisabeth von Samsonow, Paul Virilio, James Young, Franz Vranitzky and Slavoj Žižek.

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