The German writer Poppy J. Anderson has already sold over two million romance novels. She started out publishing her own books but an established publisher snapped up her new series of novels.
The Czech Republic is country of honor at the Leipzig Book Fair 2019, with some 130 events featuring 60 Czech authors. We met four and dip into their novels on everything from life in a wardrobe to taboo Czech history.
The Russian-American writer has won the 2019 Leipzig Book Fair Award for European Understanding for "The Future Is History." The book is a sharply tuned look at why democracy fell short in Russia after communism ended.
Beyond the well-documented vocabulary of the Nazis' racist ideology, author Matthias Heine explores in his book other terms that also emerged during that era. Germany's popular "one-pot meal" is surprisingly among them.
Germany is guest of honor at the Taipei International Book Exhibition this year. German authors and publishers were on hand, as was DW with its "100 German Must-Reads" project, which is currently traveling the world.
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