Simply being shortlisted for the German Book Prize will raise an author's profile, both at home and abroad, and increase book sales. But the prize is far more than a marketing ploy.
Like no other place on earth, the world's largest book fair is home to a marketplace of ideas and worldviews. Nowhere else are ideas so discussed and debated, gaining relevance, writes DW's Jochen Kürten.
It's Germany's second most important literary accolade after the German Book Prize. The Leipzig Book Prize has nominated 15 titles - including a book of poetry in the fiction category.
As Leipzig gets in a special reading mood over the next few days during its annual book fair, these three books in German can expect a boost in sales thanks to the prestigious award they've just received.
It is the most renowned German film production company: Ufa was founded in 1917 and produced films through the end of World War II, during which time it served as a propaganda tool for the Nazis.
The French novelist and member of the Academie Francaise has died at the age of 92. A very public figure in France, d'Ormesson was the author of some 40 works.
Answer the quiz and win CDs! We play a cover version of a hit from Germany, and you tell us: Who first sang the original of "The Power"?
Win CDs by Broilers, Three Fall, Alice Merton, Bausa.
What does living in Germany mean nowadays? Photographer Peter Bialobrzeski takes a closer look. His series "Die zweite Heimat" shows Germany for what it is – unadorned and honest. His pictures can be viewed in Hamburg's House of Photography.
After the "Jamaica" coalition talks aimed at building the next German government collapsed in Berlin on Sunday, Germany's top culture critics took to Twitter to voice their opinions.
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