Veteran novelist Sibylle Lewitscharoff has been awarded the 2013 Georg Büchner Prize.
The major literary award for a work of fiction translated into German goes to a Croatian novel. Sajko's Love Story has been praised for revealing "the power and impotence" of individuals in the globalized age.
A Swedish state prosecutor has brought two charges of rape against the man at the center of a scandal that has forced the Swedish Academy to cancel the award of the Nobel Prize for literature in 2018.
The German academic duo have been selected for cultural writings that have promoted "sustainable peace and understanding among the peoples of the world." They will be receiving the award at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
Kamila Shamsie's tale of family and faith in the modern world beat out five other contenders for the prestigious award. Shamsie thanked the award's founders for promoting women's voices in literature.
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