At this year's Frankfurt book fair, books on the most recent financial crisis are on display. A number of authors are presenting books which question the drive for growth at any cost. DW looks at a few authors.
Like no other place on earth, the world's largest book fair is home to a marketplace of ideas and worldviews. Nowhere else are ideas so discussed and debated, gaining relevance, writes DW's Jochen Kürten.
Margaret Atwood is one of the most influential authors of our time. The German Booksellers' Peace Prize, awarded at the Frankfurt Book Fair, recognizes the Canadian writer's strong voice against repression.
The young literary star defied French elites and social taboos with his best-selling autobiographical novels that portray poverty made invisible in his country. He talks to DW about fiction and a forgotten underclass.
Margaret Atwood's "political intuition" has been honored by the German Book Trade, with the publishing trade body awarding the Canadian author its annual peace prize. It will be presented at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
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