German writer and professor of rhetoric Walter Jens has died. Jens was considered one of German's foremost literary intellectuals and a strong advocate for peace and democracy.
Axel Scheffler, the German illustrator of a popular children's book, "The Gruffalo," has lived in Britain for 36 years. Faced with a looming Brexit, he tells DW that he is both angry and disappointed.
The jury praised Hungarian-born Mora for her writings that grapple with the defining topics of our day: migration, outsiders, and loss of homeland. It is one of the most prestigious prizes for German-language literature.
Mascha is planning a career as a UN interpreter. But the sudden death of her boyfriend throws her completely off track. Olga Grjasnowa tells the story of a generation that knows no borders, but has no home either.
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.
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