The international request for submissions is aimed at established book artists as well as the next generation of artist practitioners. It invites them to submit a concept for an artist’s book inspired by the holdings or thematic focuses of the Herzog August Bibliothek. The award is decided by a jury made up of the following individuals:

  • Peter Burschel, Wolfenbüttel (Director of the Herzog August Bibliothek)
  • Nikoline Kästner, Staufen (Conservator of Works on Paper)
  • Dr Johannes Mangei, Wolfenbüttel (Deputy Director of the Herzog August Bibliothek)
  • Manja Puschnerus, Wolfenbüttel (Executive Board Member, Curt Mast Jägermeister Foundation)
  • Dr Sabine Solf, Wolfenbüttel (Chair)
  • Dr Stefan Soltek, Offenbach (Director of the Klingspor Museum)


The Artists’ Book Prize includes prize money amounting to €6,000 and offers the recipient the opportunity to take part in a four-week research stay at the Herzog August Bibliothek. The new artist’s book, which is to be completed over the course of one year, will be presented at the official awards ceremony in honour of the awardee.


2018: Hyewon Jang, Halle, Ordnung im Wissen – Zusammenfluss der Bestände (= Bringing order to knowledge - Combining holdings)

2019: Marshall Weber, New York, The Wolfenbüttel People’s Library. An interview with the awardee is available at HABlog.

2020: Ulrike Stoltz, Berlin, Caro Giordano: Eine Spurensuche (= a forensic study)