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Sneak Peek: New German Books Hit the English Market

Looking for a good book? DW-WORLD.DE has compiled a list of English translations of books by German authors that are to be released soon. Read on.

Is your nightstand looking empty? Check out these upcoming titles

Is your nightstand looking empty? Check out these upcoming titles

Leni Riefenstahl

By Jürgen Trimborn, published in English by Farrar, Straus & Giroux

Release: Jan. 2007

Jürgen Trimborn's biography recounts the life of Leni Riefenstahl (1902-2003), a German film director most widely know for creating propaganda films for the Nazi party. Despite her association with Hitler and the Nazis, Riefenstahl earned respect in the film industry for her aesthetic developments.

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Echoes of Violence: Letters from a War Reporter

By Carolin Emcke, published in English by Princeton University Press

Release: Feb. 2007

As a foreign correspondent and editor the German magazine Der Spiegel, Carolin Emcke has often reported from combat zones. Echoes of Violence is a compilation of letters she wrote to friends while on assignment in Kosovo, Romania, Nicaragua, Bucharest, Iraq, Pakistan and Lebanon. She focuses on the suffering caused by war and seeks to give its victims a voice.

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The China Code. What's Left for Us

By Frank Sieren, published in English by Palgrave UK

Release: Feb. 2007

China is good for the global economy, theorizes Frank Sieren in his new book The China Code. The author discusses the country's rapid economic development and influence on the global playing field, as well as its underlying strategies. The China Bureau Chief for the German business weekly Wirtschaftswoche, Sieren has lived in China since 1994.

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Guantanamo

By Dorothea Dieckmann, published in English by Soft Skull Press

Release: March 2007

Dorothea Dieckmann's novel, organized in six chapters, follows 20-year-old Rashid, who was born in Hamburg to a Muslim Indian father and a German mother. On a journey to Pakistan, he attends an anti-American demonstration, where he is arrested and eventually taken to the Guantanamo Bay prison. The author's fictitious but meticulously researched account of Rashid's imprisonment explores both his physical and psychological hardship, which culminates in a suicide attempt. This is Dieckmann's first book to appear in English.

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