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.
Judith Schalansky has been awarded the prestigious Wilhelm Raabe Prize for "An Inventory of Certain Losses." At only 38, Schalansky has already been the recipient of several of Germany's top literature awards.
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.
They’re still fighting against prejudice and obstacles: female directors working in the international movie business. This despite the lasting success and impact of many unforgettable movies made by women. Many of these productions were also massive box office hits - for example the Oscar-winning drama "The Piano” by New Zealand’s Jane Campion.
We present the definitive list of 100 German must-read novels that have been translated into English. What topics have been gripping readers for over a century? Part 2 of our talk on this DW project.
The guitar-playing folk darling of the 1960s infused her sound with jazz, rock and pop before rising to the top of the charts. Her voice has since deepened by two octaves but she is ever the honey-voiced folk icon.
Artists from the 31 countries involved in the First World War were given a block of wood from the front. They created different commemorative works reflecting on the destruction of war and the hope for peace.
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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