What role does chance play in life? Saša Stanišić addresses this question in his biography. A wise and poetic book that deals with the loss of homeland, and the start of a new life.
For English readers, Saša Stanišić is the most famous author among the six finalists for the literature award. But before they're translated from German, here's a peek at the titles that are seen as this year's best.
Reacting to the win, the Bosnian-German author has criticized the decision to award the Nobel Prize in literature to Austrian Peter Handke. Stanisic's work describes his escape from the former Yugoslavia.
One of the most prestigious prizes for literature in German will go to one of 20 books selected for consideration. Bosnian-German author Saša Stanišić is among the listed authors.
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