David Hockney presents his new monograph ‘A Bigger Book‘ at the Frankfurt Book Fair, a German vintner who plays music to his wine. And: A photographer who captures Berlin places before they disappear.
The largest book fair in the world may take place in Frankfurt. But some of its most important guests don't come from Germany. Here are some of international celebrities you'll spot at the Frankfurt Book Fair this week.
"Literature has always managed to overcome dictators," wrote jailed Turkish author Asli Erdogan. Her words marked the start of the Frankfurt Book Fair, which focuses not just on publishing deals, but also human rights.
A British special effects artist created a Batman suit that secured him a spot in the Guiness Book of World Records. Painter David Hockney at the Frankfurt Book Fair. And: 300 years of Chianti wine.
The director of the German Film Museum, Ellen Harrington, has a particular connection to '2001, A Space Odyssey'. In an interview with DW, she talks about why she rented a whole cinema to see the film and why she still finds it so fascinating.
Kamila Shamsie's tale of family and faith in the modern world beat out five other contenders for the prestigious award. Shamsie thanked the award's founders for promoting women's voices in literature.
Acclaimed Russian conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky has died. He guest-conducted for many major orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic and the Boston Symphony.
The #MeToo and "Time's Up"movements have reshifted the balance of power in arts and culture. At DW's Global Media Forum in Bonn, a panel of prominent women discuss the seismic changes underway.
So far, it has been difficult to get a hold of documents of the renowned composer. But that will be much easier after the Wagner National Archive has been digitized.
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