The German Book Prize was first awarded in 2005 to Austrian novelist Arno Geiger for his book "Es geht uns gut" - published in English as "We Are Doing Fine". Arts.21 met Geiger in Vienna to ask what's changed in his life since then.
It's a love story, war drama and family tragedy all in one. Ernst Lothar's novel is a must-read for those who want to understand Austria's tumultuous history. It reflects political changes spanning over 50 years.
Winner of the German Book Prize, translated into many languages: Uwe Tellkamp's monumental work revives a vanished world in Dresden's bourgeoisie during the late GDR period, offering a major novel about society.
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.
The 1971 novel from Bachmann's "Death Styles" series caused rare and vast disagreement among critics over how it was meant to be interpreted. The radically poetic three-part story was nevertheless a success.
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