Veteran novelist Sibylle Lewitscharoff has been awarded the 2013 Georg Büchner Prize.
This prize-winning novel combines diverse moods, storylines and narrative genres: a German-Bulgarian funeral grotesque, a road novel, and a blackly humorous family drama centered around unfulfilled fatherly love.
Renowned writer Amos Oz, Israel's most-translated author, a passionate peace advocate and a supporter of the two-state solution, has died in Tel Aviv. Dignitaries and admirers are expected at his funeral on December 31.
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.
Mirjam Pressler, an award-winning German author of 30 mostly children's books, has died aged 78. She portrayed tough, not prissy childhoods. Her 300 translations included an acclaimed version of Anne Frank's diary.
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