Few German authors are as imaginative, savvy and playful as Sibylle Lewitscharoff. Critics and colleagues alike have applauded her work.
The Georg Büchner Prize, the most important literary accolade for the German language, goes this year to poet Jan Wagner. The 45-year-old is also a translator of poetry in English.
The Georg Büchner Prize, the most important literary accolade for the German language, goes this year to writer Marcel Beyer, renowned for his exploration of Nazi history through experimentation with language.
One of these 20 titles will be named the best German-language novel at the upcoming Frankfurt Book Fair. The prestigious German Book Prize has selected its long list from among 178 entries.
Since being awarded the Nobel Prize for literature last week, Bob Dylan has yet to react. On the occasion of her 70th birthday, DW looks back at another reluctant winner: Austrian author and playwright Elfriede Jelinek.
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