What makes a novel the best of the year? Since 2005, judges and critics have been trying to decide just that. This edition of Arts.21 is dedicated to the German Book Prize which promises plenty of controversy.
One of the most-coveted awards in German literature has gone to the author of Archipel. The novel tells the story of three families on the Canary Island of Tenerife from different social classes in Franco-era Spain.
Historical fiction takes the spotlight in the six titles selected out of 165 entries this year. Here are the books vying for the top prize.
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.
Michael Myers is one of the horror genre's most legendary characters. No Halloween party is complete without a Myers mask. No big anniversary without a new film. Director John Carpenter kicked the series off in 1978. 40 years on Myers is back again.
DW presents the definitive list of 100 German must-read novels that have been translated into English. These major works of 20th and 21st century literature have profoundly shaped how readers view Germany.
A concert venue in eastern Germany has blocked leftist punk band Feine Sahne Fischfilet from performing over fears they could incite far-right protesters. Critics have called the decision an assault on artistic freedom.
When did humans start fighting wars? Is war part of human nature and, therefore, inevitable? A new exhibition at a Vienna provides vital archaeological perspectives on an age-old question.
Now performing in Berlin, the South Korean Bangtan Boys, or BTS, with Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook, not only top worldwide album charts, but also social media trends. What's behind the K-Pop craze?
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