Writers often start their careers in an entirely different line of work. Whether pilot, insurance salesman or mathmetician, here are five famous European authors whose day jobs may surprise you.
Joseph K. is detained on his 30th birthday. But what is he guilty of? Mysterious, surreal, prophetic: Kafka's posthumous novel is one of the most puzzling works of world literature.
France's Emmanuel Macron has drawn fresh criticism for telling an aspiring gardener he could easily find work in hospitality or construction. "I can find a job by crossing the road," Macron told the young jobseeker.
Known for The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test and Bonfire of the Vanities, Wolfe was a champion of busting convention. He would inspire countless others with his stylized "New Journalism" in the 1960s.
The long-awaited biopic about the band Queen is finally here. Lead singer Freddie Mercury is played by Hollywood star Rami Malek. He gives a brilliant performance that’s already generating Oscars buzz.
Inger-Maria Mahlke's novel about Tenerife, as both a place of longing and a microcosm, has won the German Book Prize 2018. It's a journey through time and space, through the personal and the political.
The Bangtan Boys came from South Korea and took Germany's capital by storm. Days before the two planned concerts, the boy band's fans were camping in front of the venues in Berlin. What's behind the K-pop phenomenon?
Visual art is probably something you don't typically associate with people who are visually impaired. But South Korean sculpturer Goh Hong-seok might defy your expectations. The legally blind artist makes enormous and complex installations with a material that might also blow your mind. Reporter Jason Strother met Goh at his studio just outside Seoul.
It's not all just fun and games when it comes to gaming. The Victoria & Albert Museum explores the transformative power of digital games in its latest exhibition, "Videogames: Design/Play/Disrupt."
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