What makes a novel the best of the year? Since 2005, judges and critics have been trying to figure out just that. The German Book Prize promises authors skyrocketing sales - and opens the field for plenty of debate.
Everything you need to know about the German Book Prize. We meet the first winner, literary critics and publishers. We also take a close look at the promising new novels that are in the running for this year's award.
There are some books you just can't put down. They are the titles we depend on and that stay with us for the rest of our lives. DW presents 10 German classics recommended by the avid readers in the culture department.
The German Publishers and Booksellers Association presents the German Book Prize. Since 2006, Deutsche Welle has been its media partner. Chairman Heinrich Riethmüller tells DW about his goals and visual literature.
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