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.
Award-winning Israeli author Lizzie Doron became renowned for her books depicting the Jews' traumas. When she started researching the life of Palestinians — and became friends with the enemy — everything changed.
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.
A sexual abuse scandal has led to resignations at the Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Prize in Literature. The Nobel board and the Swedish king slam the turmoil that's damaging the reputation of the prize.
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.
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