Six very different books have been shortlisted for the 2016 German Book Prize. They deal with hooligans, violence, lonely families and depressed urbanites. The prize will be awarded on October 17th.
With story settings ranging from the Parisian music scene to the invaded streets of Baghdad, the international edition of the prestigious British literary prize shortlists diverse titles all published independently.
Amos Oz, one of Israel's greatest living authors, has also been a preeminent peace activist and remains a passionate advocate of a two-state solution in his homeland. He tells DW how he believes peace can be achieved.
From Thomas Mann's controversial novel to a satirical book about Adolf Hitler: DW's Kino team picked its seven favorite film adaptations of German works of literature.
What makes a novel the best of the year? Since 2005, judges and critics have been trying to decide just that. This edition of Arts.21 is dedicated to the German Book Prize which promises plenty of controversy.
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