Lëtzebuerger Buchpräis 2021

#LuxUKLinks up for two awards

#LuxUKLinks by John Marshall was published in October 2020  Jan Hanrion / Maison Moderne Publishing SA

#LuxUKLinks by John Marshall was published in October 2020  Jan Hanrion / Maison Moderne Publishing SA

The book by former British ambassador John Marshall, designed and publushed by Maison Moderne, has been shortlisted for the best non-fiction and the brand new best design categories.

The shortlist for the 2021 Lëtzebuerger Buchpräis was unveiled on Friday and includes two nominations for an English-language book. John Marshall’s #LuxUKLinks, published in Ocotober 2020, delves into the historical, diplomatic, cultural and business connections between the UK and Luxembourg.

“What I show through #LuxUKLinks is moments in time when the stories of our two countries have come together, or where people from one country have left a mark in the other,” Marshall said at a launch event last year. The book has now been shortlisted in the best non-fiction and the brand-new best design categories for this year’s Lëtzebuerger Buchpräis (Luxemborg book prize)

The shortlist of 14 books in four different catrgeroies will now be poured over by a jury comprising journalst Marcel Kieffer, author Isabelle Marinov, book store owner Romy Liefgen, graphic artist Miriam Rosner and national literary centre curator Pascal Seil.

The awards take place on 18 November at a ceremony in Walferdange ahead of the Walfer Bicherdeeg festival.

Here is the full list of nominees.



Jemp Schuster, Blutsëffer: Editions Imprimerie Centrale

Tullio Forgiarini, Céruse: Hydre Editions 

Nathalie Ronvaux, Chesterfield du cinquième: Editions Guy Binsfeld

Jean Back, L’Arc di Marianna: Editions Guy Binsfeld 

Guy Helminger, Die Lombardi Affaire: capybarabooks



JohnMarshall, #LuxUKLinks: Maison Moderne

Anna Molzahn, Lëtzebuerger Ardennen: Editions Schortgen 

Collectif Guide historique et Architectural: Capybarabooks, 

Heidi Howcroft & Marianne Majerus, Luxemburg Land der Rosen: Editions Schortgen 

Jean Bour, Les crimes devant les magistrats luxembourgeois: Paul Bauler Editions 


Children’s book

Marina Fonseca & Lisa Junius, Waking the mountain: Zoom Editions 

Marie Isabelle Callier, Ma famille Patchwork: Perspektiv

Sonja, 12 Nei Gutt-Nuecht Geschichten: Editions Phi 



40 Years Valentiny Architects: Stories from the Inside: Point Nemo Publishing 

John Marshall, #LuxUKLinks: Maison Moderne

Marina Fonseca & Lisa Junius Waking the mountain: Zoom Editions