What is it like when all the dreams of a lifetime come crashing down in an instant? An avalanche changes Andreas Egger's life forever in "A Whole Life" by Robert Seethaler.
In 2014, the Austrian actor-turned-novelist managed to hauntingly and sensitively describe an entire life in around 160 pages. The slim novel was a surprising success, even abroad.
DW set out to prepare a list of interesting German-language novels and stories published since 1900 that have been translated into English. The compilation turned out to be the first of its kind. Here's how it happened.
Loss of homeland often comes with loss of language, and for writers this can be like losing one's soul. With clear words Canetti describes this pain in her autobiographical novel of exile from Nazi-occupied Austria.
Richard Francis Burton was a British officer, explorer and scholar of Eastern societies. The Bulgarian-born German writer Troyanov transformed Burton's life into a fantastic novel.
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