His 2009 book "The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared" was a sensation. Now the Swedish author has written a third book. DW went to visit him on the island of Gotland.
Germans are very attached to the books they grew up with as children, which is why they often end up reading these classics to their own kids later on. Here are some of the country's most famous authors.
The renowned novelist, screenwriter and essayist has long courted both critical acclaim and ill-fame in equal parts. As Austrian man of letters Peter Handke reaches another milestone, his legacy remains an open book.
Now in its 68th year, the National Book Awards is a celebration of American literature recognizing some of the most talented writers in the US. The books of the 2017 award winners speak volumes about the country.
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.
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