You might think your ex is a creep. But imagine when your first great love turns out to have blood on his or her hands — lots of blood. Bernhard Schlink and "The Reader."
Bernhard Schlink tends to focus on Germany's painful legacies, including the Nazi past and the 1970s leftist RAF terror group. On Saturday, the bestselling author turns 75.
The world's largest book fair served as the launching pad for DW's bilingual literature special project. "100 German Must-Reads" recommends and presents 100 remarkable German novels that can also be read in English.
As a guest of San Francisco's Goethe Institute at the Bay Area Book Festival, DW's David Levitz, host of "100 German Must-Reads" videos, reflects on his identity as an American Jew and novels on Germany's Nazi history.
Reports from around the world, interviews, author profiles, book tips and 100 German-language novels in English translation in short videos: The new YouTube channel DW Books kicks off with an opulent offering.
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