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.
Six books are in the running for Germany's International Literature Prize. The shortlist tackles today's hot-button issues and bucks the trend of long novels with short, challenging texts.
Post-colonialism takes center stage in Fiston Mwanza Mujila's "Tram 83." The book and its German translation have grabbed a top German translation prize.
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.
It's Germany's second most important literary accolade after the German Book Prize. The Leipzig Book Prize has nominated 15 titles - including a book of poetry in the fiction category.
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