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.
The programme 'Next Generation - Short Tiger' is a Cannes tradition that highlights the talents of German film students and allows short film animations and dramas to stand tall.
A prolific novelist, American author Philip Roth, who died aged 85, wrote over 30 works of fiction along with numerous essays. Here is a selection of some of his most acclaimed titles.
She has the same manager as Britney Spears -- and she's said to be the next Lady Gaga: Kim Petras. The Cologne-born singer is known in Germany for her transsexuality; in the U-S, she's an up-and-coming pop star.
After being left to decay for 10 years, a revamped version of Istanbul's Cultural Center is to reopen in 2020. Many opposed the demolition of the building symbolizing Atatürk's modernist vision of Turkey.
Forgot Mother’s Day again and it’s too late to send flowers? Then let your mother know that you care – electronically! Here are the best virtual greeting cards that you can send today.
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